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. What food(s) are very popular to eat on Shavuot?

Cheesecake Blintzes Burekas Kreplach All of the above

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. What is the date given in the Torah for celebrating Shavuot?

The sixth of Iyar. The sixth or seventh of Iyar. The fiftieth day of the counting of the Omer. The first day of summer. None of the above.

Qustion 4. 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 5. What type of decoration is traditionally found in the home and/or synagogue during Shavuot?

A lulav and etrog Flowers Grapes Hamentachen Streamers

Qustion 6. On the first day of Shavuot, this is read from the Torah

The story of creation The story of Sodom and Gomorrah The entire book of Leviticus The first line of every parashah The Ten Commandments

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. The book of Exodus calls Shavuot

Hag HaBikkurim Hanukkah Hol Hamoed Hag HaKatzir Hag Halav

Qustion 9. Which Talmudic sage is associated with the pilgrimage taken by many Jews on Lag Ba'Omer?

Moses. Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai. Rabbi Akiva. Deborah the Judge. Hillel and Shammai.

Qustion 10. Which of these holidays occurs during the counting of the Omer?

Jerusalem Day. Israeli Independence Day. Holocaust Remembrance Day. All of the above. None of the above.
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