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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 is the text used during the Passover seder?
 Machzor
 Siddur
 Humash
 Haggadah

 

Question 2. True or false: A minyan has always referred to a gathering of exactly ten people.
 True
 False

 

Question 3. The third paragraph of Shema refers to which laws?
 Laws of wearing tzitzit
 Laws of mezuzot
 Laws of tefillin
 Laws of kashrut

 

Question 4. 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 5. 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 6. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?
 Genesis
 Exodus
 Leviticus
 Numbers
 Deuteronomy

 

Question 7. On Yom Kippur, we read a long medieval poem that describes in gruesome detail the deaths of famous rabbis during ancient Roman persecutions. What is this prayer called?
 Avodah
 Shaharit
 Kaparot
 Martyrology

 

Question 8. Which is NOT true about Barkhu?
 It is the ceremonial call to worship by the prayer leader at the formal beginning of services
 It is included in the afternoon service, even though the Shema is not recited
 It recognizes that God is the source of all blessings
 It is recited while standing and only in the presence of a minyan