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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. Sephardic Jews often read a version of this on Shavuot
 Pirkei Avot


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. How many sentences are in the Jewish version of the Ten Commandments


Question 4. The 33rd day of the Omer is called
 Lag B'Omer
 Yom Rishon


Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. This ceremony, marking completion of advanced years in religious school, is often held on Shavuot
 Bar Mitzvah