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 type of decoration is traditionally found in the home and/or synagogue during Shavuot?

A lulav and etrog Flowers Grapes Hamentachen Streamers

Qustion 2. This ceremony, marking completion of advanced years in religious school, is often held on Shavuot

Bar Mitzvah Confirmation Upsherin Renewal Conversion

Qustion 3. The word "Shavuot" means

Days Months Years Weeks Dairy

Qustion 4. True or False: One cannot get married on Lag B'Omer

True False

Qustion 5. The tomb of Simeon bar Yohai, a noted figure connected to Lag B'Omer, is located in

Prague Meron Jerusalem Warsaw None of the above.

Qustion 6. The hymn said as an introduction to the Ten Commandments is called

Anim Zemirot Avinu Malkeinu Akdamut Hoshanah Shavuot

Qustion 7. What was the special offering for the holiday of Shavuot in the times of the Temple?

Birds. Cows. Grain. Fruits. A firstborn child.

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. Some believe the Omer is a period of mourning for the students of

Rabbi Akiba Hillel Shamai Martin Buber Judah the Prince

Qustion 10. 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
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