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Shavuot Quiz

Shavuot 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. By which name are the 49 steps of the Omer traditionally referred?
 The Ladder of Righteousness.
 The Steps of Purity.
 The Steps of Ascension.
 The Journey of Faith.
 None of the above.

 

Question 2. How many sentences are in the Jewish version of the Ten Commandments
 10
 7
 17
 13
 20

 

Question 3. For how many days is the Omer counted?
 8.
 10.
 14.
 33.
 49.

 

Question 4. The hymn said as an introduction to the Ten Commandments is called
 Anim Zemirot
 Avinu Malkeinu
 Akdamut
 Hoshanah
 Shavuot

 

Question 5. The late night Shavuot study session is known as
 Pesach
 Tikkun Olam
 Tikkun Leil Shavuot
 Olam Haba
 Laila Boker

 

Question 6. What food(s) are very popular to eat on Shavuot?
 Cheesecake
 Blintzes
 Burekas
 Kreplach
 All of the above

 

Question 7. Some believe the Omer is a period of mourning for the students of
 Rabbi Akiba
 Hillel
 Shamai
 Martin Buber
 Judah the Prince