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Shavuot

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A difficult quiz on a fun Jewish holiday.

Question 1:


When does the holiday of Shavuot occur?
Late March or early April
Late May or early June
Late September or early October
Late November or early December

Question 2:


The Jewish holiday Shavuot celebrates "Matan Torah." What does that mean?
The exodus from slavery in Egypt
The revolt of the Maccabees
The giving of the first five books of the "Old Testament” to Moses on Mount Sinai
The giving of staff positions at Mount Sinai and Cedar Sinai Hospitals

Question 3:


Shavuot is a pilgrimage holiday. How many pilgrimage holidays are there in Judaism?
36
6
3
12

Question 4:


Starting at the second Seder of Passover, Jews count the days until Shavuot. What do they call this counting?
The counting of the Omer
The counting of the Sedras
The counting of the Bnai Israel
The counting of the MItzvot

Question 5:


How long does the Jewish holiday Shavuot last?
10 days in Israel, 11 days outside of Israel
5 days in Israel, 6 days outside of Israel
7 days in Israel, 8 days outside of Israel
1 day in Israel, 2 days outside of Israel

Question 6:


Which statement is correct about the Jewish holiday Shavuot?
Work is prohibited only for men over 13 on this day.
Work is prohibited only for women on this day.
All work is prohibited on this day.
You can only work after morning prayers on this day.

Question 7:


What does the name of the Jewish holiday Shavuot mean?
Exodus
Weeks
Obligations
Revolt

Question 8:


The Jewish holiday Shavuot is also known as "Chag Ha-Bikurim." What does that mean ?
The holiday of armed revolt
The holiday of entering Israel
The holiday of first fruits
The holiday of freedom

Question 9:


Which statement is true about the Jewish holiday Shavuot?
On Shavuot Jews read about Judas Maccabee and his brothers.
On Shavuot Jews read the Ten Commandments.
On Shavuot Jews read about the Ten Plagues.
On Shavuot Jews read about crossing the Red Sea.

Question 10:


Although it is not a law, it is tradition for Jews to not eat meat on Shavuot.
True
False

Question 11:


On Shavuot it is tradition for Jews to read from this book.
Jeremiah
Ezra
Joshua
Ruth

Question 12:


Jews believe the event on the first Shavuot was so loud that Moses’ father-in-law heard it. What was his name?
Aaron (Aharon)
Bezeniel (Bezanial)
Jethro (Yitro)
Kaleb (Caleb)

Question 13:


The Old Testament says you shall not kill.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
True
False

 


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