Tisha B'Av Quiz


The fast day Tisha B'Av commemorates the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem and many other tragedies throughout Jewish history.

How much do you know about Tisha B'Av?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. True or false: Some Jews believe that a need for Tisha B'Av no longer exists.

True False

Qustion 2. True or False: Eikha is read with a special cantillation tune.

True False

Qustion 3. Beginning on the 1st of Av, traditionally people

Hold festive parties Start reciting Selichot prayers Do not eat meat Do not drink water Read from two Torah scrolls

Qustion 4. Who is the "weeping woman" in the prophet Jeremiah's dirges thought to be?

Eve Sarah Rachel Hannah Szenes Mother Israel

Qustion 5. The Three Weeks begin on

The 18th of Tammuz The 9th of Av The 17th of Adar The 17th of Tammuz The 1st of Av

Qustion 6. What does the beginning of the Three Weeks mark?

The final siege of Jerusalem that led to the Second Temple’s destruction The final siege of Jerusalem that led to the First Temple’s destruction The time that people must beginning cleaning their houses for Passover Each week commemorates one of the pilgrimage festivals

Qustion 7. Which tragic event is not thought to have happened on Tisha B'Bv

The capture of Bethar, which marked the final defeat of Bar Kokhba's rebellion against the Romans The signing of the edict of King Edward I compelling the Jews of England to leave the country The expulsion of the Jews from Spain Haman’s destruction of the Jews of Persia

Qustion 8. Which European leaders expelled the Jews from their country in 1492?

King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella King Charles II Emperor Ferdinand Lucrezia Borgia None of the above.

Qustion 9. What is special name for the Shabbat immediately before Tisha B’Av?

Shabbat Hazon Shabbat Zakhor Shabbat Hahodesh Shabbat Shuva

Qustion 10. Kinot are

Beans not to be eaten on Passover Prayers of mourning Special Torah readings Skits telling the story of the Temple Songs of praise
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