Minor Fasts Quiz

How much do you know about these days of mourning?

The four minor fasts on the Jewish calendar commemorate tragedies in Jewish history such as the murder of Gedaliah, the Jewish governor of Judah, and the breach of the walls around Jerusalem in 70 CE.

How much do you know about these days?

Question 1 of 10
None of the four minor fast days can occur
Question 2 of 10
Which of the following is not a traditional Jewish fast?
Question 3 of 10
Most minor fasts are connected with
Question 4 of 10
Which is not a reason to hold a personal fast?
Question 5 of 10
This tractate of the Talmud is devoted to public fast days
Question 6 of 10
Which king laid siege on Jerusalem, marked by the 10th of Tevet
Question 7 of 10
If someone voluntarily fasts on Shabbat, what is the penalty according to Jewish law?
Question 8 of 10
True or False: Is the Fast of Esther always observed on the day before Purim?
Question 9 of 10
Which prophet was Gedaliah assigned to care for?
Question 10 of 10
What does the Fast of Esther commemorate?

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