Shavuot Quiz


Shavuot began as a harvest festival, but it also commemorates the revelation at Sinai and the giving of the Torah. Traditions of the holiday include eating dairy, nighttime learning, and decorating houses and synagogues with plant life.
How much do you know about this spring holiday?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Shavuot is also called Hag Habikkurim, which means

Festival of first fruits Festival of harvest Festival of weeks Time of receiving the Torah Festival of assembly

Qustion 2. Shavuot celebrates

The making of huts in the desert when the Jews wandered for 40 years The giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai The escape of the Jews from Egypt The first grain harvest after the Jews arrived in the Holy Land

Qustion 3. Which service(s) are recited on Shavuot?

Hallel (psalms of praise) Yizkor (memorial service) Tal (prayer for rain) Al Hanisim (prayer concerning miracles) Both A & B

Qustion 4. The hymn said as an introduction to the Ten Commandments is called

Anim Zemirot Avinu Malkeinu Akdamut Hoshanah Shavuot

Qustion 5. What did the Jews standing at Mount Sinai say to signal their acceptance of the Torah

"We will do and we will listen" "Amen" The Shema "Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who is good and causes good" "Blessed be the maker of creation"

Qustion 6. The 33rd day of the Omer is called

Passover Shavuot Lag B'Omer Yom Rishon Atzeret

Qustion 7. Which is NOT a reason that we eat dairy products on Shavuot?

To symbolize the "land flowing with milk and honey" After the Israelites received the Torah, they could no longer eat the meat they had prepared, and thus ate only dairy Kabbalists equate the numerical value of the word halav (milk), 40 , with the number of days Moses spent on Mount Sinai At Sinai, the Israelites were considered to be as innocent as newborns, whose main food is milk The Torah says that meat is forbidden to be eaten on the first day of Shavuot

Qustion 8. What is an omer?

Any food eaten by the priests during the Shavuot holiday. A measure of grain brought to the Temple. A member of the Nation of Israel. Ruth's original tribe. None of the above.

Qustion 9. Shavuot takes place how many days after the first Passover seder

49 50 7 13 89

Qustion 10. The word "Shavuot" means

Days Months Years Weeks Dairy
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