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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. 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 2. This ceremony, marking completion of advanced years in religious school, is often held on Shavuot
 Bar Mitzvah
 Confirmation
 Upsherin
 Renewal
 Conversion

 

Question 3. True or False: One cannot get married on Lag B'Omer
 True
 False

 

Question 4. 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 5. Shavuot takes place how many days after the first Passover seder
 49
 50
 7
 13
 89

 

Question 6. 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 7. What did the Jews standing at Mount Sinai say to signal their acceptance of the Torah
 "We will do and we will listen"
 "Amen"
 The Shema
 "Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who is good and causes good"
 "Blessed be the maker of creation"