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. What type of decoration is traditionally found in the home and/or synagogue during Shavuot?
A lulav and etrog
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. Some believe the Omer is a period of mourning for the students of
Judah the Prince
Question 6. Shavuot is also called Hag Habikkurim, which means
Festival of first fruits
Festival of harvest
Festival of weeks
Time of receiving the Torah
Festival of assembly
Question 7. What city is traditional for some to make a pilgrimage to on Lag Ba'Omer?
The nearest large metropolis.