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


Question 2. How many times is Moses mentioned in the Haggadah?
 Ten Times
 Eighteen times


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


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


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. The earliest version of the Four Questions was preserved by
 Christian Monks
 The Tannaim
 The Jerusalem Talmud
 Pirkei Avot


Question 9. Matzah must be made in how many minutes or less?


Question 10. 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