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


Question 3. The counting of the Omer lasts
 56 days
 49 days
 Two weeks
 8 months
 1 year


Question 4. Which step of the seder includes the retelling of the story of the Exodus?


Question 5. On the first day of Passover we say a special prayer asking for
 Sustenance in the year to come
 Abundant bread in the year to come
 The messiah to come and end Passover
 Dew to fall in Israel over the dry summer months


Question 6. 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 7. Which is NOT part of the seder plate?
 Roasted bone
 A cup of wine
 Bitter herbs


Question 8. Which of the following is not one of 10 plagues
 Death of the Firstborn


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


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