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. True or False: There are different versions of the Ten Commandments.

True False

Qustion 2. The ritual of upsheren, associated with Lag Ba'Omer, involves:

The public reading of the Ten Commandments. The naming of a child. A boy's first haircut. Dedicating a Torah.

Qustion 3. Which book is read on Shavuot?

The Book of Ruth The Book of Esther Ecclesiastes Song of Songs The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah

Qustion 4. When may the omer be counted each day?

Starting at sunrise. Starting at nightfall. You may count on any day of Passover. It doesn't matter as long as you make up the count by Shavuot.

Qustion 5. 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 6. Which of these is not a custom observed on Shavuot?

Staying up all night to study Torah. Eating dairy products. Smelling fresh herbs. Decorating the synagogue with flowers. Reading the Ten Commandments.

Qustion 7. 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 8. The hymn said as an introduction to the Ten Commandments is called

Anim Zemirot Avinu Malkeinu Akdamut Hoshanah Shavuot

Qustion 9. Which introductory hymn to the Ten Commandments is only recited on Shavuot?

Ain Kamocha. Akdamut. The piyyutim. Let My People Go. None of the above.

Qustion 10. The late night Shavuot study session is known as

Pesach Tikkun Olam Tikkun Leil Shavuot Olam Haba Laila Boker
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