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
In which countries is there evidence of bat mitzvahs before the 20th century?
Question 2 of 10
The bar mitzvah ceremony dates back to
Question 3 of 10
Judith Eisenstein, the first bat mitzvah, was the daughter of which Jewish leader?
Question 4 of 10
When did the first bar mitzvah ceremonies occur?
Question 5 of 10
Which of these is NOT a way for a bar/bat mitzvah party to be more socially responsible?
Question 6 of 10
After the acceptance of mitzvot at 12, what does the Mishnah say is the next life step for a girl?
Question 7 of 10
In what country was the drasha (Torah discourse) first included in bar mitzvah celebrations?
Question 8 of 10
True or false: The rabbis of the Middle Ages enacted laws to limit spending on bar mitzvah festivities.
Question 9 of 10
The Hebrew term for being called up to the Torah is
Question 10 of 10
When do many traditional Jews mark a child's reaching the age of majority?

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