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
After the acceptance of mitzvot at 12, what does the Mishnah say is the next life step for a girl?
Question 2 of 10
Judith Eisenstein, the first bat mitzvah, was the daughter of which Jewish leader?
Question 3 of 10
Which of these is a pre-bar/bat mitzvah child allowed to do?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: The rabbis of the Middle Ages enacted laws to limit spending on bar mitzvah festivities.
Question 5 of 10
Is a bar or bat mitzvah ceremony required for every Jewish child?
Question 6 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 7 of 10
What is the minimum age for a girl to have a bat mitzvah?
Question 8 of 10
Who first enacted Jewish confirmation ceremonies?
Question 9 of 10
Which of these things is a bar or bat mitzvah child required to perform?
Question 10 of 10
True or false: Converted children are not allowed to read from the Torah.

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