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. The word "Shavuot" means

Days Months Years Weeks Dairy

Qustion 2. True or False: One cannot get married on Lag B'Omer

True False

Qustion 3. What type of decoration is traditionally found in the home and/or synagogue during Shavuot?

A lulav and etrog Flowers Grapes Hamentachen Streamers

Qustion 4. In the book of Ruth, Ruth's mother-in-law is

Deborah Miriam Yael Naomi Boaz

Qustion 5. What food(s) are very popular to eat on Shavuot?

Cheesecake Blintzes Burekas Kreplach All of the above

Qustion 6. Shavuot happens in the Hebrew month of

Kislev Nissan Sivan Cheshvan Iyar

Qustion 7. 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 8. 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 9. By which name are the 49 steps of the Omer traditionally referred?

The Ladder of Righteousness. The Steps of Purity. The Steps of Ascension. The Journey of Faith. None of the above.

Qustion 10. What city is traditional for some to make a pilgrimage to on Lag Ba'Omer?

Jerusalem. The nearest large metropolis. Safed. Meron. Tel Aviv
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