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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. 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 2. The prayer in the morning service called Barukh She'amar lists how many different attributes of God?
 8
 11
 16
 25

 

Question 3. The three pilgrimage festivals, as well as Hanukkah and Rosh Chodesh, are characterized by the joyous recitation of a group of psalms called what?
 Yizkor
 Hallel
 Lekhah Dodi
 Neilah

 

Question 4. What does the word siddur mean?
 Prayer
 Order
 Length
 Services

 

Question 5. True or false: Some of the Psalms are included in the daily prayer liturgy.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. In most communities, how many days in a normal, non-holiday week is the Torah read?
 One.
 Three.
 Four.
 Every day.
 Every day, as long as there is a minyan.

 

Question 7. Is it permissible to reply "amen" louder than the person whose blessing you're saying "amen" to?
 Yes
 No
 Only if you are a rabbi.

 

Question 8. How many blessings are in the modern Shemoneh Esrei?
 10
 18
 19
 36
 100