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High Holiday Quiz

High Holiday Quiz

How many answers can you get right?


1. The preparatory month before Rosh Hashana is called:

A. Tammuz
B. Tishrei
C. Elul
D. Slichot

2. Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the second set of tablets on:

A. Rosh Hashana
B. Yom Kippur
C. Shavuot
D. 17 Tammuz

3. The shofar symbolizes:

A. coronating God as King of the Universe
B. the sobbing cry of a yearning heart
C. an alarm clock, arousing the spiritual slumber
D. all of the above

4. Another name for Rosh Hashana is:

A. Day of Revenge
B. Day of Rememberence
C. Day of Atonement
D. Day Off of Work

5. We dip apples in honey on Rosh Hashana to:

A. support locally grown produce
B. symbolize our prayer for a sweet New Year
C. find religiously acceptable ways to binge on holiday sweets
D. give children an opportunity to sing "Dip the Apple"

6. The day after Rosh Hashana is called

A. Fast of the Exile
B. Diet Day
C. Fast of Gedalia
D. First Day of the Year

7. The time period between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur is known as

A. The 7 Days of Unity
B. The 10 Days of Teshuva
C. The 11 Days of Abstinence
D. The 14 Days of Amnesty (for overdue library books)

8. The famous prayer chanted at the outset of Yom Kippur is:

A. Hatarat Nedarim
B. Yizkor
C. Kol Nidrei
D. Amidah

9. One of Yom Kippur’s prohibited activities is:

A. talking
B. sleeping
C. wearing leather belts
D. wearing leather shoes

10. If someone has a health danger on Yom Kippur, they should:

A. continue to fast, even at pain of death
B. eat small amounts at a time
C. eat normally, but skip dessert
D. eat normally, but only when nobody is looking


September 5, 2010

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Visitor Comments: 20

(20) sp, January 16, 2011 10:34 PM



(19) Ross, September 9, 2010 10:47 PM

9 of 10

Thank you for the test. I agree, more would be great.

(18) Anonymous, September 9, 2010 5:53 PM

In actually preparing for through study and now in Rosh HaShana, I finally got 10 out of 10. I always like taking a quiz because it lets me know just how much more studying I need/want to do. I absolutely love that. Being inside Rosh HaShana is a wonderful thing. The feeling is rich with the component of study because today's Torah study is different that yesterday's. All of it is beautiful. La Shana Tova.

(17) gminski, September 8, 2010 5:54 PM


i guess all those years of schooling are still in there somewhere!

(16) Anonymous, September 8, 2010 6:25 AM

Thanks for the quiz. This time I got 10 out of 10. Hey, I am as surprised as you may be! It is a good learning tool. I just want to learn more. Can we have more of these? La Shana Tova to all.

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