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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 piece of matzah is used for the afikomen?
 The middle one
 The top one
 The bottom one
 The burnt one
 The triangle one


Question 2. Which of the following is a traditional food for many Passover seders?
 Matzah Ball Soup
 Gefilte Fish
 All of the above
 None of the above


Question 3. Leaven is also known as


Question 4. What are the three pilgrimage festivals from the time of the Temple?
 Passover, Shavuot, and Tu Bishvat
 Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot
 Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot
 Simchat Torah, Purim, and Hanukkah


Question 5. What is the name for matzah that has been made from wheat that has been watched from the time of harvesting until the final baking to ensure that no water, heat, or other natural processes cause it to begin fermentation?
 Shemurah matzah
 Spelt matzah
 Streit's matzah
 Safety matzah


Question 6. Which of the following is not one of 10 plagues
 Death of the Firstborn


Question 7. 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 8. 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 9. What do we do for the prophet Elijah at the seder?
 Open the door for him and pour him a cup of wine
 Ask him to bring needy families to join our seder
 Bless him for taking care of baby boys at their brit milah
 Leave a piece of matzah for him


Question 10. 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
 An olive