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Judaism 02
The Menorah holds the candles that are lit during Hannukah.

Judaism 02

Judaism is the religion of the Jews. It is based on the laws revealed to Moses and recorded in the Torah. All religions celebrate or observe feasts, festivals, days of remembrance and other holy days.

If you enjoy our two quizzes on Judaism, there are 20 more quizzes to play in our Specialist section. These go into a lot more depth about Judaism covering such topics as Israeli history, traditions, rituals and even Jewish humour. Every question has a helpful comment which explains why the answer is correct, or simply goes into more detail.

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1.
Which of these would you NOT find on a Seder plate?
A hard boiled egg
Oysters
Roast lamb
Bitter herbs
Shellfish, such as oysters, are not kosher
2.
Which of these is the Festival of Booths (tents)?
Hannukah
Passover
Yom Kippur
Sukkot
During Sukkot, Jews remember the 40 years the Israelites spent wandering in the desert
3.
On Yom Kippur, Jewish people fast for 25 hours. What is a fast?
Time spent in the synagogue
Time spent without sleep
Going without food for a period of time
Time spent thinking of others
Yom Kippur is known as the Day of Atonement and is a time to fast and pray for forgiveness
4.
How long does the Hannukah holiday last?
One day
Five days
Eight days
Two weeks
This is known as the Festival of Lights
5.
What holds the candles that are lit during Hannukah?
Hallah
The Menorah
A rabbi
A Mezuzah
The Menorah, a candelabrum which holds nine candles, is a symbol of Judaism
6.
What is all that remains of the Temple in Jerusalem, and is still a place of pilgrimage and prayer today?
King David's Palace
The tomb of Zechariah
The Damascus Gate
The Western Wall
The Western Wall, or Wailing Wall, is all that is left after the Romans destroyed the Temple, which was the holiest site in Judaism
7.
Which famous Jewish Queen is remembered at Purim?
Ruth
Eve
Esther
Bathsheba
Purim recalls how Queen Esther saved the Jewish people from a plot by Haman, advisor to the King of Persia, to have them killed
8.
What is remembered at Passover?
When God set the people of Israel free from slavery
When a day's worth of oil for the lamps lasted eight days instead
When Abraham made a covenant with God
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai
This is written in the Book of Exodus
9.
At which festival does the Jewish New Year begin?
Shabbat
Rosh Hashanah
Hannukah
Passover
It is sometimes called the Feast of Trumpets
10.
Which special meal marks the beginning of Passover?
Pesach
Menorah
Purim
Seder
The Seder meal is held on the first evening of Passover (Pesach) and includes many dishes served in a particular order - each dish has a special symbolic meaning

 

Author:  Sheri Smith

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