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 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 2. How many sentences are in the Jewish version of the Ten Commandments

10 7 17 13 20

Qustion 3. Some believe the Omer is a period of mourning for the students of

Rabbi Akiba Hillel Shamai Martin Buber Judah the Prince

Qustion 4. True or False: There are different versions of the Ten Commandments.

True False

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. The book of Exodus calls Shavuot

Hag HaBikkurim Hanukkah Hol Hamoed Hag HaKatzir Hag Halav

Qustion 9. 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 10. The hymn said as an introduction to the Ten Commandments is called

Anim Zemirot Avinu Malkeinu Akdamut Hoshanah Shavuot
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