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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. Which of the following animals is not kosher?


Question 2. 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 3. How did some Jews in the Hellenistic world of late antiquity interpret the rules of kashrut?
 As laws that must be strictly followed with the utmost precision
 As allegorical acts intended to teach universal philosophical truths
 As laws that were too hard to be followed strictly
 As a symbol of the covenant between God and the Jews


Question 4. True or false: To ensure that meat and milk are not eaten together in any way, it is customary to wait a certain amount of time after a meat meal, before eating dairy.


Question 5. Rabbis have debated the kashrut status of which of these animals?
 All of these


Question 6. Which rabbinic text bans the consumption of milk during a meal after meat has been consumed at that meal?
 Rashi's commentary on the Talmud
 The Babylonian Talmud
 The Mishnah
 The Midrash


Question 7. True or false: Kosher and halal food obey the same laws.