Shavuot QuizShavuot began as a harvest festival, but it also commemorates the revelation at Sinai and the giving of the Torah. Traditions of the holiday include eating dairy, nighttime learning, and decorating houses and synagogues with plant life. How much do you know about this spring holiday?
Question 1. Shavuot celebrates
The making of huts in the desert when the Jews wandered for 40 years
The giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai
The escape of the Jews from Egypt
The first grain harvest after the Jews arrived in the Holy Land
Question 2. Which of these customs is observed by traditional Jews during the period of the Omer?
Not cutting hair or shaving.
Not listening to live music.
Not attending parties or joyous functions.
All of the above.
None of the above.
Question 3. What type of decoration is traditionally found in the home and/or synagogue during Shavuot?
A lulav and etrog
Question 4. The ritual of upsheren, associated with Lag Ba'Omer, involves:
The public reading of the Ten Commandments.
The naming of a child.
A boy's first haircut.
Dedicating a Torah.
Question 5. The hymn said as an introduction to the Ten Commandments is called
Question 6. The 33rd day of the Omer is called
Question 7. Which book is read on Shavuot?
The Book of Ruth
The Book of Esther
Song of Songs
The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah