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. The hymn said as an introduction to the Ten Commandments is called
Question 2. Which of these is not a custom observed on Shavuot?
Staying up all night to study Torah.
Eating dairy products.
Smelling fresh herbs.
Decorating the synagogue with flowers.
Reading the Ten Commandments.
Question 3. On the first day of Shavuot, this is read from the Torah
The story of creation
The story of Sodom and Gomorrah
The entire book of Leviticus
The first line of every parashah
The Ten Commandments
Question 4. 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 5. This ceremony, marking completion of advanced years in religious school, is often held on Shavuot
Question 6. 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 7. What type of decoration is traditionally found in the home and/or synagogue during Shavuot?
A lulav and etrog