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
Who decried the materialism of bar/bat mitzvah parties?
Question 2 of 10
After the acceptance of mitzvot at 12, what does the Mishnah say is the next life step for a girl?
Question 3 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 4 of 10
Who had the first known public celebration of a bat mitzvah in the United States?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: Converted children are not allowed to read from the Torah.
Question 6 of 10
Is a bar or bat mitzvah ceremony required for every Jewish child?
Question 7 of 10
Who first enacted Jewish confirmation ceremonies?
Question 8 of 10
Which of these is NOT a way for a bar/bat mitzvah party to be more socially responsible?
Question 9 of 10
The first bat mitzvah in the United States took place in
Question 10 of 10
The Hebrew term for being called up to the Torah is