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Yom Kippur Quiz

A day of fasting, prayer, and introspection, Yom Kippur is often considered the holiest day of the Jewish year. How much do you know about Yom Kippur?

Question 1. People who fast according to Jewish law abstain from
 All food and drinks
 All food and drinks except water
 All food, but not drinks
 All solid food
 All food that is not harvest directly from the ground


Question 2. According to the rabbis, Yom Kippur is the anniversary of the day that
 The great flood began
 Joseph was sent to prison in Egypt
 Moses came down from Sinai with the Ten Commandments
 Abraham circumcised himself


Question 3. The service that ends Yom Kippur is called


Question 4. During the Temple period, on Yom Kippur two goats were selected on Yom Kippur. One was sacrificed for Israel's sins. The other was sent to
 Eleazar ben Azariah
 The Valley of Dry Bones


Question 5. On the afternoon of Yom Kippur, Jews traditionally read
 the Book of Jonah
 the Book of Samuel
 the Book of Life
 the Book of Ezra


Question 6. Most Reform communities read an alternative Torah reading on the morning of Yom Kippur. This reading was chosen because it does not mention
 Choosing Life


Question 7. Yom Kippur falls on what Hebrew date
 The 1st of Tishrei
 Every Shabbat
 The 10th of Tishrei
 The 1st of Nisan
 The 15th of Kislev


Question 8. According to Jewish law, at what age is a child is commanded to fast?
 12 for boys, 13 for girls
 13 for both boys and girls
 12 for both boys and girls
 12 for girls, 13 for boys


Question 9. The meal before the Yom Kippur fast is called
 Seudat ha makom
 Seudat havra'ah
 Seudat hamafseket
 Seudat mitzvah


Question 10. On Yom Kippur some people wear a special garment called a
 Yarmulke katan