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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 was the inciting incident in the Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902?
 Kosher meat was banned by the government.
 An outbreak of meat-related illnesses.
 Twenty thousand women broke into kosher butcher shops to protest high prices.
 All of the above.
 None of the above.

 

Question 2. Why did 20,000 Lower East Side women boycott kosher meat in 1920?
 Because of the jump in prices of kosher meat
 Because they found blood in their meat
 Because they discovered that animals had not be slaughtered properly
 To protest the beef monopoly

 

Question 3. Which of these are never kosher?
 Mammals
 Birds
 Crustaceans
 Dairy products

 

Question 4. Which of these is NOT a pareve food?
 Tofu
 Eggs
 Vegetables
 Oreos

 

Question 5. What is the Hebrew word for a kosher symbol on a package of food?
 A heksher
 A kasher
 A mashgiach
 A knuffle
 A baal hayyim

 

Question 6. What did Maimonides believe was the purpose of the strictures of kashrut?
 To curb our appetites
 To bring us closer to God
 To put us in the Book of Life
 To make sure animal species do not become endangered

 

Question 7. The biblical prohibition of cooking a baby goat in its own mother's milk is the basis for what law?
 The prohibition of eating baby goats
 The requirement to wait three hours in between eating milk and meat
 The complete separation of all milk and meat products
 The prohibition of drinking milk from goats