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Liturgy & Prayers Quiz

From the morning Shema to the evening Shema, prayer provides structure for the Jewish day. How much do you know about liturgy and prayers for regular days, Shabbat, and holidays?



Question 1. How many blessings are in the modern Shemoneh Esrei?
 10
 18
 19
 36
 100

 

Question 2. Which of these is not a normal movement used during Jewish prayer?
 Taking three steps back, then three steps forward
 Bending the knees and bowing
 Folding the hands together, pointed upwards
 Swaying from side to side

 

Question 3. Which book of the Torah is the first line of the Shema prayer taken from?
 Genesis
 Exodus
 Leviticus
 Numbers
 Deuteronomy

 

Question 4. In most communities, how many days in a normal, non-holiday week is the Torah read?
 One.
 Three.
 Four.
 Every day.
 Every day, as long as there is a minyan.

 

Question 5. Traditionally, Jews say which prayer when they wake up?
 Modeh Ani
 Adon Olam
 Yigdal
 Barkhu

 

Question 6. The prayer in the morning service called Barukh She'amar lists how many different attributes of God?
 8
 11
 16
 25

 

Question 7. What is the first paragraph of the Aleinu prayer about?
 A specifically Jewish obligation to praise God
 Universal recognition of God by all people
 Invoking collective recognition of God
 Refraining from saying Godís name in vain

 

Question 8. True or false: A minyan has always referred to a gathering of exactly ten people.
 True
 False