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Kashrut/Dietary Laws Quiz

The rules of kashrut dictate which animals can be eaten, how to slaughter animals, and how to separate meat and dairy. How much do you know about the details of and reasons behind kashrut?



Question 1. What does "pareve" mean?
 A food that cannot be eaten with meat or dairy.
 A food that is neither meat nor dairy.
 A knife with which a kosher animal is killed.
 Bland.

 

Question 2. Which of the following animals is not kosher?
 Deer
 Duck
 Emu
 Moose
 Giraffe

 

Question 3. What does terefah mean?
 Uncooked
 Non-kosher
 Holy
 Restriction

 

Question 4. To be considered kosher, what two characteristics must birds have?
 Be capable of flight and not be birds of prey
 Build nests and molt
 Have webbed feet and not be birds of prey
 Be capable of flight and build nests

 

Question 5. True or false: Both mammals and birds have to be slaughtered in a certain way in order to be kosher.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. If a metal utensil becomes non-kosher (by coming in contact with non-kosher products), how can it be made kosher?
 By exposing it to cold
 By exposing it to heat
 By cleaning it rigorously
 It can never be made kosher again

 

Question 7. Glatt (as in "glatt kosher") is a Yiddish term meaning what?
 Smooth
 Hard
 Soft
 Torn