KS2 RE Quiz - Judaism 02 (Questions)

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.

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See how much you know about Jewish festivals and holy days by trying this quiz on Judaism.

1. At which festival does the Jewish New Year begin?
[ ] Shabbat
[ ] Rosh Hashanah
[ ] Hannukah
[ ] Passover
2. Which of these is the Festival of Booths (tents)?
[ ] Hannukah
[ ] Passover
[ ] Yom Kippur
[ ] Sukkot
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
4. How long does the Hannukah holiday last?
[ ] One day
[ ] Five days
[ ] Eight days
[ ] Two weeks
5. 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
6. Which special meal marks the beginning of Passover?
[ ] Pesach
[ ] Menorah
[ ] Purim
[ ] Seder
7. What holds the candles that are lit during Hannukah?
[ ] Hallah
[ ] The Menorah
[ ] A rabbi
[ ] A Mezuzah
8. 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
9. Which of these would you NOT find on a Seder plate?
[ ] A hard boiled egg
[ ] Oysters
[ ] Roast lamb
[ ] Bitter herbs
10. Which famous Jewish Queen is remembered at Purim?
[ ] Ruth
[ ] Eve
[ ] Esther
[ ] Bathsheba

 

KS2 RE Quiz - Judaism 02 (Answers)
1. At which festival does the Jewish New Year begin?
[ ] Shabbat
[x] Rosh Hashanah
[ ] Hannukah
[ ] Passover
It is sometimes called the Feast of Trumpets
2. Which of these is the Festival of Booths (tents)?
[ ] Hannukah
[ ] Passover
[ ] Yom Kippur
[x] 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
[x] 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
[x] Eight days
[ ] Two weeks
This is known as the Festival of Lights
5. What is remembered at Passover?
[x] 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
6. Which special meal marks the beginning of Passover?
[ ] Pesach
[ ] Menorah
[ ] Purim
[x] 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
7. What holds the candles that are lit during Hannukah?
[ ] Hallah
[x] The Menorah
[ ] A rabbi
[ ] A Mezuzah
The Menorah, a candelabrum which holds nine candles, is a symbol of Judaism
8. 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
[x] 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
9. Which of these would you NOT find on a Seder plate?
[ ] A hard boiled egg
[x] Oysters
[ ] Roast lamb
[ ] Bitter herbs
Shellfish, such as oysters, are not kosher
10. Which famous Jewish Queen is remembered at Purim?
[ ] Ruth
[ ] Eve
[x] 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