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

 

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
 Parsley
 An olive

 

Question 3. Which commandment must all people observe on Passover?
 Eating matzah at the seder
 Visiting the sick
 Sitting in the sukkah
 Wearing tzitzit
 Wearing tefillin

 

Question 4. True or False: Ritual hand washing takes place at the seder twice.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. 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 6. The counting of the Omer lasts
 56 days
 49 days
 Two weeks
 8 months
 1 year

 

Question 7. A cup of wine is included for what prophet
 Elijah
 Obadiah
 Jeremiah
 Moses
 Malachi

 

Question 8. 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 9. 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 10. True or False: Hag ha-Aviv, or "the Spring Festival," is another name for Passover.
 True
 False