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

 

Question 2. The word "Shavuot" means
 Days
 Months
 Years
 Weeks
 Dairy

 

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

 

Question 4. Sephardic Jews often read a version of this on Shavuot
 Mahzor
 Megillah
 Get
 Ketubah
 Pirkei Avot

 

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

 

Question 7. Which service(s) are recited on Shavuot?
 Hallel (psalms of praise)
 Yizkor (memorial service)
 Tal (prayer for rain)
 Al Hanisim (prayer concerning miracles)
 Both A & B