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Tisha B'Av Quiz

The fast day Tisha B'Av commemorates the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem and many other tragedies throughout Jewish history. How much do you know about Tisha B'Av?

Question 1. How many Jews died in the war for independence against the Romans?
 Less than ten
 Over one million


Question 2. When is Tisha BAv observed?
 On the 7th of Av
 On the 9th of Av
 On the 10th of Adar
 On the 9th of Adar


Question 3. True or false: The day before Tisha B'Av, one should feast like a king and have great joy.


Question 4. Tisha BAv marks remembers the
 Expulsion of the Jews from England
 Destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem
 Jews who were killed during the Spanish Inquisition
 Six million Jewish lives that were lost during the Holocaust


Question 5. Which European leaders expelled the Jews from their country in 1492?
 King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella
 King Charles II
 Emperor Ferdinand
 Lucrezia Borgia
 None of the above.


Question 6. Who composed the Book of Lamentations?
 Bar Kokhba
 Rabbi Akiva


Question 7. "You will be offered for sale as slaves, and there will be no one willing to buy" is an ancient curse, foreshadowing Tisha B'Av and comes from:
 The Torah
 The Talmud
 The Mechilta
 Rabbi Kook
 None of the above.