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High Holidays Quiz for Kids

High Holidays Quiz for Kids

How well are you prepared for the High Holidays?



1. What is the Day of Judgement?

A. Rosh Chodesh
B. Yom Kippur
C. Rosh Hashanah

2. One of the main ideas of Rosh Hashanah is that:

A. God is our king.
B. God took us through the Red Sea.
C. God performed miracles

3. We eat honey on Rosh Hashanah because:

A. We want to give business to the bee-keepers.
B. We hope God will grant us a sweet new year.
C. It is healthy.

4. On Rosh Hashanah we eat the head of a fish because:

A. We hope God will keep us ahead of other nations.
B. Jews like to go fishing.
C. It tastes better than the tail.

5. During which month do we blow the shofar just about every day?

A. Kislev
B. Tishrei
C. Elul

6. Bitter herbs are eaten on:

A. Rosh Hashanah
B. Passover
C. Tisha B'av

7. What are the names of the sounds the shofar makes?

A. Tekia, Truah, Shevarim.
B. Tefilah, Torah, Sefarim.
C. Tequilla, Brew-a, Collada.

8. The ceremony of symbolically throwing our sins into a body of water is called:

A. Bedikat Chametz
B. Neilah
C. Tashlich

9. The 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are called:

A. 10 Days of Prayer
B. 10 Days of Charity
C. 10 Days of Repentance

10. Grown-ups fast on Yom Kippur because:

A. They have to diet at least once a year.
B. It is a Biblical commandment.
C. There aren't any good recipe books for Yom Kippur.


True or False?

1. Rosh Hashanah is a 2 day Festival even in Israel.


2. The Shofar is blown 100 times on Rosh Hashanah.


3. The Shofar is never blown on Yom Kippur.


4. Kiddush for Rosh Hashanah is the same as Kiddush for Shabbat.


5. Kol Nidrei is the beginning of the Yom Kippur Service.


6. Tashlich is said on Yom Kippur afternoon.


7. Neilah, the closing of the gates, is said at the end of Yom Kippur day.


8. A blessing is recited before the Shofar is blown.


9. The Shofar is blown even if Rosh Hashanah falls out on Shabbat.


10. Yom Kippur is the holiest day of year.




Who am I?

1. Out of twelve I am the last, but each day I have a blast. Who am I?

See answer

Month of Elul

2. I am far from a toe, finger or knee and I used to live in the sea. Who am I?

See answer

Head of a fish

3. To bee or not to bee, I am as sweet as can be. Who am I?

See answer


4. Let us all say hurray, for I start all over today. Who am I?

See answer

The Jewish Calender/Year

5. I am especially dear, for I am the 1st of the year. Who am I?

See answer

Rosh Hashanah

6. I am not an ordinary day of rest, for today everyone behaves their very best. Who am I?

See answer

Shabbat Shuva

7. To make me work you need not be a musician, but some say you need to be a magician.Who am I?

See answer


8. I am a scroll. When I am read the reader makes me roll. Who am I?

See answer


9. We are lit in just a way, to shine for the Holiday.. Who are we?

See answer


10. I am sent to family and friends, before the year begins. Who am I?

See answer

Greetings Card


Published: July 23, 2002

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Visitor Comments: 8

(8) cheyann, September 3, 2012 1:51 PM

daddy and i took the quiz

daddy and i learned a lot.

(7) Anonymous, February 7, 2011 8:19 PM


(6) Chedva and her Mother, September 24, 2009 2:40 AM

Thank You

We enjoyed doing these questions. They were a good review and prompted some interesting discussions. Thanks for making this so much fun!

(5) sammy, September 29, 2008 9:14 AM

thanks this will be very useful for children/youth service on Rosh Hashana!

(4) DanieleFletcher, September 20, 2006 4:15 PM

Great Quiz. Thank you very much. I will be taking the children's service in 3 days time, and was delighted to find a fun quiz. Keep up the good work!

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