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Nature & the Environment Quiz

The environment impacts so many aspects of life, from the air we breathe to the water we drink. How much do you know about green issues in Jewish thought and practice?



Question 1. Where does Jewish environmental education take place?
 At home
 In Hebrew schools and day schools
 At synagogue
 All of the above

 

Question 2. Which Israelite tribe was not given agricultural land and essentially remained urban?
 Reuven
 Levi
 Judah
 Asher

 

Question 3. According to Genesis 1, what did God create on the sixth day?
 Animals
 Humans
 Trees
 Both a & b

 

Question 4. Which of these Jewish principles can be used as a guide when dealing with issues of genetic engineering?
 Kilayim (mixed kinds)
 Intermarriage
 Shabbat
 Shehita (kosher slaughtering)

 

Question 5. How do many Israelis deal with the challenges of the shemitah (sabbatical) year?
 They sell the land of Israel to a gentile
 They bring in produce from farms in Turkey
 They eat only canned produce imported from other countries
 They eat produce without saying a blessing over it

 

Question 6. What is the name for the prohibition of unnecessary cruelty to animals?
 Tzaar baalei hayim
 Shatnez
 Im tirzu ein zo agada
 Gam zu l'tova

 

Question 7. How many shemitah years occur before there is one yovel year?
 1
 4
 7
 15