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Quiz about The Seventh Day
Quiz about The Seventh Day

The Seventh Day Trivia Quiz


This quiz is about the Jewish Sabbath. It is the fourth in my series on basic Judaism. The information provided refers to mainstream Orthodox practice.

A multiple-choice quiz by janetgool. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
janetgool
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
268,902
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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2376
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Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Complete the following phrase. "More than the Jews have kept the Sabbath..." Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is the time frame of the Sabbath? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What ceremony marks the beginning of the Sabbath? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. What song does the husband chant to honor his wife? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What is the name of the fourth prayer service added on the Sabbath? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The only place the Sabbath is mentioned in the Tanach (Bible) is in the Ten Commandments.


Question 7 of 10
7. What significance does Sabbath observance have for the Jewish people? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. According to Orthodox Jewish law, in which situation would one be permitted to put aside the Sabbath?
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What is the name of the symbolic enclosure that allows Jews to carry or use baby carriages in a public domain during Shabbat? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What is the name of the ceremony that marks the end of the Sabbath? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Complete the following phrase. "More than the Jews have kept the Sabbath..."

Answer: The Sabbath has kept the Jews.

This quotation comes from Ahad Ha'am, the Jewish philosopher. He made the remark in an article in a Berlin newspaper in 1898, in reaction to a movement by Reform Judaism to move the Sabbath to Sunday. Needless to say, that idea failed and all streams of Judaism- Reform, Conservative and Orthodox- observe the Sabbath on Saturday, although the way they observe it differs greatly.
2. What is the time frame of the Sabbath?

Answer: From sundown Friday until sundown on Saturday.

In the story of Creation, which appears in the book of Genesis, we are told, "it was evening, it was morning, the first day", etc. This is the reason the Jewish day, including the Sabbath day, extend from sunset to sunset. In order to avoid accidentally desecrating the Sabbath, it is ushered in shortly before sunset on Friday.
3. What ceremony marks the beginning of the Sabbath?

Answer: Lighting of the candles.

Traditionally, the woman of the house lights the candles and makes the blessing over them, though a man may light candles if he is on his own. The minimum number of candles is two, though some women light more. For instance, some women light an additional candle for each child. Candle-lighting time is an excellent time for a woman to add her own, private prayer.
4. What song does the husband chant to honor his wife?

Answer: A Woman of Valor.

A Woman of Valor, which comes from Proverbs: 31, describes the ideal Jewish wife- industrious, intelligent, and generous. The song ends with "Charm is deceit and beauty is vanity, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised". "A Woman of Valor" is actually an alphabetic acrostic in the original Hebrew.

The husband sings "A Woman of Valor" at the Sabbath table in order to thank his wife for her efforts in preparing the Sabbath.
5. What is the name of the fourth prayer service added on the Sabbath?

Answer: Musaf.

Shacharit, mincha and ma'ariv are the three prayer services held daily. Musaf, which means "addition", is added on the Sabbath and holidays, and follows the morning prayer, or shacharit. The Torah is taken out of the Holy Ark and chanted during the Musaf service.
6. The only place the Sabbath is mentioned in the Tanach (Bible) is in the Ten Commandments.

Answer: False

The commandment to observe the Sabbath appears in Exodus 20:8, as the fourth of the Ten Commandments. The commandment is repeated several times, including Exodus 31:13, where we are told that those who do not observe the Sabbath should be put to death! In addition, Leviticus 29:3 and Deuteronomy 5:12 reiterate the importance of the Sabbath.
7. What significance does Sabbath observance have for the Jewish people?

Answer: All of these.

The importance of the Sabbath in Jewish family and communal life cannot be over-emphasized. With the distractions of the modern world, like computers and televisions, put aside for a full day, families can gather around the table to talk or sing. It is a traditional time to entertain friends and relatives, as well for prayer and the study of holy books.

The Kiddush (sanctification) blessing made on Friday night and Saturday morning states"...in memory of the work of Creation and ...the Exodus from Egypt...".

The Exodus from Egypt is mentioned because as slaves, the Jewish people were unable to observe the Sabbath.
8. According to Orthodox Jewish law, in which situation would one be permitted to put aside the Sabbath?

Answer: In order to turn on an inhalation machine for a person with a severe asthma attack.

The Sabbath may be put aside for "pikuach nefesh", or when someone's life or health is endangered. Certainly, a person suffering from a serious asthma attack would be permitted to turn on an electric inhalator, although he might be instructed not to turn it off after finishing the treatment. The other examples would not warrant desecrating the Sabbath.
9. What is the name of the symbolic enclosure that allows Jews to carry or use baby carriages in a public domain during Shabbat?

Answer: Eruv

Jewish law prohibits carrying anything, even a key, in a public domain. This is particularly restrictive for families with small children who are too young to walk, since they may not be carried or pushed in a carriage outside the house. The eruv, a symbolic enclosure formed by stringing a wire or other line between telephone poles, trees, etc., makes life much easier for Sabbath-observing families. Most communities in Israel have an eruv, and some communities in the Diaspora have organized an eruv as well.
10. What is the name of the ceremony that marks the end of the Sabbath?

Answer: Havdalah.

"Havdalah" means, "to differentiate". This lovely ceremony is conducted after three stars are visible in the Saturday night sky. Blessings are made over wine, a candle and a sweet-smelling spice. Family members and friends wish one another "Shavua Tov", or a "Good Week".
Source: Author janetgool

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