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Jewish Holidays

See how much you know about Jewish holidays with this quiz.

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See how much you know about Jewish holidays with this quiz.

1. Which of the following holidays is the Jewish New Year?

  • Hanukkah
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur

2. The shofar is a horn blown on Rosh Hashanah. Traditionally, the shofar is made from the horn of what animal?

3. Which of these holidays is the Jewish "Day of Atonement"?

  • Hanukkah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Sukkot

4. Which of the following holidays requires Jews to fast?

  • Hanukkah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Passover

5. During which holiday do Jews eat matzah in the place of leavened bread?

  • Tu Bishevat
  • Hanukkah
  • Passover

6. Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for how many days?

  • 4
  • 8
  • 12

7. Which of the following is not part of the Purim celebration?

  • Dressing up in costume
  • Eating hamantaschen
  • Lighting a menorah

8. The holiday Simchat Torah marks the completion of what?

  • The annual cycle of the reading of the Torah1
  • The pyramids the Jews built for the Pharaoh in Egypt
  • The construction of the Temple in Jerusalem.

9. On Sukkot, Jews build a temporary hut called a sukkah, in which they may eat or sleep. Which of the following is NOT a reason Jews build a sukkah?

  • To represent the Temple in Jerusalem
  • To represent the huts slept in during the harvesting season
  • To represent the temporary shelters used while the Jews wandered through the desert

10. Shavuot commemorates the day when Moses received the Torah from God. On what mountain was he when this happened?

  • Mt. Olympus
  • Mt. Ararat
  • Mt. Sinai

1. Which of the following holidays is the Jewish New Year?
Rosh Hashanah

2. The shofar is a horn blown on Rosh Hashanah. Traditionally, the shofar is made from the horn of what animal?
ram

3. Which of these holidays is the Jewish "Day of Atonement"?
Yom Kippur

4. Which of the following holidays requires Jews to fast?
Yom Kippur

5. During which holiday do Jews eat matzah in the place of leavened bread?
Passover

6. Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for how many days?
8

7. Which of the following is not part of the Purim celebration?
Lighting a menorah

8. The holiday Simchat Torah marks the completion of what?
The annual cycle of the reading of the Torah1

9. On Sukkot, Jews build a temporary hut called a sukkah, in which they may eat or sleep. Which of the following is NOT a reason Jews build a sukkah?
To represent the Temple in Jerusalem

10. Shavuot commemorates the day when Moses received the Torah from God. On what mountain was he when this happened?
Mt. Sinai

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