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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. According to Jewish law, who may choose not to fast on Yom Kippur?
 An ill person
 A nursing mother
 A child between the ages of 9-12
 All of the above


Question 2. 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 3. Which of the following is NOT restricted on Yom Kippur according to Jewish law?
 Eating and Drinking
 Having Sex
 Wearing leather shoes
 Wearing white


Question 4. Which is NOT a theme of Yom Kippur?


Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. The explicit connection between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is first made in
 The Torah
 The Talmud
 The Mahzor
 The Tosefta
 The Megillah


Question 8. Yom Kippur is the culmination of
 Yamim Noraim (The Days of Awe)
 Hag Haasif (The Harvest Festival)
 Hag Habikkurim (Festival of First Fruits)
 Hag HaShavuot (Festival of Weeks)


Question 9. 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 10. The Viddui is the
 Repeated communal confession of sins
 A symbolic reenactment of the ancient priestly ritual for Yom Kippur
 Memorial service
 Closing service of Yom Kippur