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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. What is the afternoon service called?
 Hallel
 Yizkor
 Minhah
 Maariv

 

Question 2. True or false: Setting the prayer liturgy to music is a 20th-century development.
 Tue
 False

 

Question 3. What is the morning service called?
 Shaharit
 Minhah
 Maariv
 Havdalah

 

Question 4. In which part of the daily service includes the act of "fall on their face" "(nefilat apayim," literally "fall on one's face")?
 Amidah
 Tahanun
 Aleinu
 Kedushah
 Ashrei

 

Question 5. 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 6. What is unusual about the kaddish prayer?
 It does not mention God's name
 It is in Aramaic, not Hebrew
 It does not mention death
 All of the above
 None of the above

 

Question 7. Which of these is NOT a feature of services on Yom Kippur?
 Hallel in Shaharit
 The Kol Nidrei service
 The recitation of the Book of Jonah
 A fifth service at the end of the day called Neilah

 

Question 8. Which of these prayers are the focus of the morning service?
 Hinei Ma-tov and Aleinu
 Ashrei and Adon Olam
 Shema and the Amidah
 Barkhu and P'sukei d'Zimrah