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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. True or False: Ritual hand washing takes place at the seder twice.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. What is Maimouna?
 A special kind of matzah for people who are allergic to gluten
 A celebration that takes place the night and day after Passover ends
 The name given to the person who recites the four questions at the seder
 A city in Egypt where the Jews stopped on their way to the Red Sea

 

Question 3. 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 4. 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 5. Which step of the seder includes the retelling of the story of the Exodus?
 Kadesh
 Karpas
 Maggid
 Nirtzah

 

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

 

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

 

Question 10. Matzah must be made in how many minutes or less?
 75
 36
 18
 10