The High Holidays Quiz

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Holiday Quizzes & Trivia

The quiz has key points and details of the High Holidays in the Jewish religion: Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What holiday is known as the most important in the Jewish religion?
    • A. 

      Yom Kippur

    • B. 

      Rosh Hashanah

    • C. 

      Hanukkah

    • D. 

      Purim

  • 2. 
    On which Jewish holiday is there a strict fast?
    • A. 

      Rosh Hashanah

    • B. 

      Hanukkah

    • C. 

      Tu B'Shevat

    • D. 

      Yom Kippur

  • 3. 
    On what date do Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah on the 2010 calendar?
    • A. 

      September 8th-10th

    • B. 

      September 17th-18th

    • C. 

      December 1st-10th

    • D. 

      March 8th

  • 4. 
    What does dipping an apple in honey symbolize during Rosh Hashanah?
    • A. 

      Expresses a wish for a sweet new year

    • B. 

      A fresh start and ridding your past years sins

    • C. 

      It is written in the Torah

    • D. 

      A solemn prayer, not a celebratory tradition

  • 5. 
    In Hebrew, what does Rosh Hashanah mean?
    • A. 

      May you be inscribed and sealed for a good year

    • B. 

      Head of the Year

    • C. 

      And You shall cast their sins into the depths of the sea." We leave our old shortcomings behind us, thus starting the new year with a clean slate

    • D. 

      New Years Day

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The days in the year

    • B. 

      The number of candles lit during holidays

    • C. 

      The number of commandments Jews are obiged to fulfill

    • D. 

      The number of Torah scriptures

  • 7. 
    What is customary to greet one another with during Rosh Hashanah?
    • A. 

      Have a healthy new year

    • B. 

      Happy new year!

    • C. 

      May you be inscribed for a sweet and good year

    • D. 

      Have a good fast

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Day of Atonement

    • B. 

      Day of Thanks

    • C. 

      Day of the Torah

    • D. 

      Day of Condemnation

  • 9. 
    For Rosh Hashanah who lights the holiday candles and recites the blessings?
    • A. 

      The eldest of the family

    • B. 

      The youngest of the family

    • C. 

      The boys

    • D. 

      The girls

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Eat and drink

    • B. 

      Apply lotions, ointments, or creams

    • C. 

      Light candles for dead parents or grandparents

    • D. 

      Bathe and wash

  • 11. 
    How many hous are in the Yom Kippur fast?
    • A. 

      23 hours

    • B. 

      20 hours

    • C. 

      24 hours

    • D. 

      25 hours

  • 12. 
    Why do Jews avoid wearing leather shoes on Yom Kippur?
    • A. 

      It is considered a dirty practice

    • B. 

      Leather represented luxury during ancient times

    • C. 

      It is written in the Torah that they mustn't be worn

    • D. 

      It is morally wrong for Jews