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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. 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 2. 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 3. True or false: Kosher and halal food obey the same laws.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. 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 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. 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 7. Who were the first people in the Bible to eat meat?
 Adam and Eve
 Cain and Abel
 Noah and his family
 Moses and the desert-bound Children of Israel
 None of the above.