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Liturgy & Prayers Quiz

From the morning Shema to the evening Shema, prayer provides structure for the Jewish day. How much do you know about liturgy and prayers for regular days, Shabbat, and holidays?



Question 1. What prayer is only recited in the morning, with the exception of the night of the Passover seder?
 Shemoneh Esrei
 Shema
 Hallel
 Barchu
 Ain Keloheinu

 

Question 2. The third paragraph of Shema refers to which laws?
 Laws of wearing tzitzit
 Laws of mezuzot
 Laws of tefillin
 Laws of kashrut

 

Question 3. Except on Mondays and Thursdays, Tahanun (the supplication prayer) begins with a reference to which biblical figure?
 Moses
 King David
 King Solomon
 Joseph

 

Question 4. Following Birkot HaShahar, which biblical story appears in traditional siddurim?
 Noah’s ark
 The tower of Babel
 The receiving of the Ten Commandments
 The binding of Isaac

 

Question 5. Birkot HaShahar are blessings for what time of day?
 Morning
 Meal-time
 Afternoon
 Evening

 

Question 6. True or false: In the Conservative Siddur Sim Shalom, two parallel openings of the Amidah prayer appear, one with the traditional reference to the patriarchs, and another including the matriarchs as well.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. Which of these Hebrew prayer words means "world" or "eternity"?
 Barukh
 Melekh
 Olam
 Ha-aretz

 

Question 8. Which of these prayers are the focus of the morning service?
 Hinei Ma-tov and Aleinu
 Ashrei and Adon Olam
 Shema and the Amidah
 Barkhu and P'sukei d'Zimrah