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Question 1: The day most commonly referred to as the "New Year" is 1 Tishrei, when the formal New Year festival, ________ ("head of the year") is observed.
Yom KippurPassoverRosh HashanahHanukkah

Question 2: The Hebrew calendar (Hebrew: הלוח העבריha'luach ha'ivri) or Jewish calendar is a lunisolar calendar used by ________.
AntisemitismSephardi JewsJewsJewish ethnic divisions

Question 3: The traditional dates of events in Jewish history are often used interchangeably with the modern secular dates according to the ________.
TimeGregorian calendarIslamic calendarJulian calendar

Question 4: Nevertheless, since the 1950s the Hebrew calendar steadily declined in importance in Israeli daily life, in favor of the worldwide ________.
Julian calendarGregorian calendarTimeIslamic calendar

Question 5: For this reason, during a leap year, holidays such as ________ are observed in Adar II, not Adar I.
HanukkahPassoverJewish holidayPurim

Question 6: Each Jewish lunar month starts with the ________.
Islamic calendarNew moonFull moonHebrew calendar

Question 7: During ________ Adar I (or Adar Aleph — "first Adar") is actually considered to be the extra month, and has 30 days.
Leap yearJulian calendarGregorian calendarIslamic calendar

Question 8: Through the Amoraic period and into the ________ period, the purely empirical calendar was displaced by calendrical rules, which finally became systematically arranged into a computed calendar.
Rabbinic literatureGeonimTalmudHalakha

Question 9: The Jewish year starting on ________, 1 Tishrei 5769 AM is equivalent to 29 September 2008.
Yom KippurHanukkahRosh HashanahPassover

Question 10:
When was the Hebrew calendar?
June 2009
11th century


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