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

 

Question 3. Following Birkot HaShahar, which biblical story appears in traditional siddurim?
 Noah’s ark
 The tower of Babel
 The receiving of the Ten Commandments
 The binding of Isaac

 

Question 4. True or false: Some of the Psalms are included in the daily prayer liturgy.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. Tehines are special prayers for which group of people?
 Those younger than bar or bat mitzvah age
 Women
 Yeshiva students
 Orthodox Jews

 

Question 6. What does the word siddur mean?
 Prayer
 Order
 Length
 Services

 

Question 7. 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 8. On Shabbat, the weekly Torah reading is divided into how many sections, or aliyot?
 Four
 Three
 Six
 Seven