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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. Searching for leaven is also known as
 Spring cleaning
 Seder
 Bedikat Hametz
 Motzi
 Matzah

 

Question 2. 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 3. How many sons are there in the Haggadah
 3
 9
 7
 4
 8

 

Question 4. Which step of the seder includes the retelling of the story of the Exodus?
 Kadesh
 Karpas
 Maggid
 Nirtzah

 

Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. Haroset is meant to look like
 Mortar
 Clay
 Garbage
 Glue

 

Question 8. On the intermediate Shabbat of Pesach, it is customary to read which of the five megillot?
 Ecclesiastes
 Ruth
 Lamentations
 Song of Songs

 

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. True or False: Hag ha-Aviv, or "the Spring Festival," is another name for Passover.
 True
 False