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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 step of the seder includes the retelling of the story of the Exodus?


Question 2. 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


Question 3. What is Maot Hittin?
 Assisting the poor during Purim
 Money give to the poor to purchase wheat for making matzah
 A special kind of haroset made from pears
 An organization that collects clothes for the homeless


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. 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 6. The book used to tell the story of Passover is called


Question 7. On the intermediate Shabbat of Pesach, it is customary to read which of the five megillot?
 Song of Songs


Question 8. The word seder means
 Really long meal


Question 9. True or False: Hag ha-Aviv, or "the Spring Festival," is another name for Passover.


Question 10. At the end of the seder it is customary to say:
 Next Year in Jerusalem!
 Forty-nine days to Shavuot!
 See you next year!