Bar/Bat Mitzvah Quiz

How much do you know about this coming-of-age ceremony?

Traditionally, being a bar/bat mitzvah meant that one was obligated to fulfill the mitzvot, or commandments. Today, boys and girls may mark this event by leading services, reading from the Torah, or doing community service projects.

Question 1 of 10
Which TV show featured an episode where a character felt "incomplete" because he'd never had a bar mitzvah?
Question 2 of 10
In what country was the drasha (Torah discourse) first included in bar mitzvah celebrations?
Question 3 of 10
Haftarah portions come from which set of books?
Question 4 of 10
When do many traditional Jews mark a child's reaching the age of majority?
Question 5 of 10
In which countries is there evidence of bat mitzvahs before the 20th century?
Question 6 of 10
Which of these is a pre-bar/bat mitzvah child allowed to do?
Question 7 of 10
What is the traditional blessing for a father to recite at his son's bar mitzvah?
Question 8 of 10
True or false: Before the Middle Ages, a pre-bar mitzvah boy was permitted to receive an aliyah and to put on tefillin publicly.
Question 9 of 10
Which of these is a bat mitzvah tradition among Chabad-Lubavitch families?
Question 10 of 10
When did the first bar mitzvah ceremonies occur?

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