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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. Leaven is also known as


Question 2. The counting of the Omer forms a connection between Passover and what holiday
 Tisha B'av


Question 3. The song Had Gadya is about
 One stick
 The Ten Commandments
 One Goat
 Two Tablets


Question 4. The bitter herbs on the seder plate are meant to symbolize
 The reeds in the red sea
 The heat of the desert sun
 The bitterness of life as a slave
 The tears of the slaves


Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. True or False: Hag ha-Aviv, or "the Spring Festival," is another name for Passover.


Question 8. How many times is Moses mentioned in the Haggadah?
 Ten Times
 Eighteen times


Question 9. 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 10. The word seder means
 Really long meal