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

 

Question 2. What is the date given in the Torah for celebrating Shavuot?
 The sixth of Iyar.
 The sixth or seventh of Iyar.
 The fiftieth day of the counting of the Omer.
 The first day of summer.
 None of the above.

 

Question 3. 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 4. What type of decoration is traditionally found in the home and/or synagogue during Shavuot?
 A lulav and etrog
 Flowers
 Grapes
 Hamentachen
 Streamers

 

Question 5. What city is traditional for some to make a pilgrimage to on Lag Ba'Omer?
 Jerusalem.
 The nearest large metropolis.
 Safed.
 Meron.
 Tel Aviv

 

Question 6. 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 7. For how many days is the Omer counted?
 8.
 10.
 14.
 33.
 49.