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Passover Quiz

Passover celebrates the biblical exodus from Egypt, but its focus on freedom in general has earned it a special place on the Jewish calendar. More Jews participate in a seder than any other Jewish ritual.How much do you know about Passover history and rituals?



Question 1. Which is the proper order of the beginning of the seder?
 Kiddish, motzei matzah, urhatz, karpas
 Kiddish, urhatz, karpas, yahatz
 Yahatz, maggid, hallel, afikomen
 Maggid, urhatz, karpas, hallel

 

Question 2. The book used to tell the story of Passover is called
 Siddur
 Mahzor
 Haggadah
 Tanakh

 

Question 3. A cup of wine is included for what prophet
 Elijah
 Obadiah
 Jeremiah
 Moses
 Malachi

 

Question 4. Passover celebrates
 God leading the Israelites out from slavery in Egypt to freedom
 God giving the Israelites the Torah in the desert
 The finishing of the Torah and starting it over
 The building of the Temple

 

Question 5. How many times is Moses mentioned in the Haggadah?
 Once
 Ten Times
 Eighteen times
 Never

 

Question 6. In biblical times, the main ritual for celebrating Passover focused on
 Eating matzah and bitter herbs
 The paschal offering
 The reading of the Haggadah
 Chanting Hallel
 Finding the afikomen

 

Question 7. In medieval Europe, what was the most pressing problem that Jews faced around Passover?
 They lived in the ghettos, making it hard to hold a proper seder
 They were too poor to make matzah and buy the wine
 There was no problem, they celebrated Passover just fine
 It was illegal for them to celebrate any Jewish holiday
 Widespread accusations of blood libel

 

Question 8. Many contemporary Jews add additional items to the seder plate to symbolize struggles for liberation. What is a common new item the celebrates women?
 A lemon
 An orange
 An egg
 Parsley
 An olive

 

Question 9. Which of the following is a traditional food for many Passover seders?
 Matzah Ball Soup
 Gefilte Fish
 Brisket
 All of the above
 None of the above

 

Question 10. On the first day of Passover we say a special prayer asking for
 Sustenance in the year to come
 Abundant bread in the year to come
 The messiah to come and end Passover
 Dew to fall in Israel over the dry summer months