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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 the word "kosher" mean?
 Blessed by a rabbi
 Healthy or energetic
 Fit or appropriate
 Righteous or just

 

Question 2. Which type of fish has both fins and scales when it's young, but lose its fins as it gets older?
 Catfish
 Swordfish
 Tuna
 Tilapia
 Codfish

 

Question 3. Rabbis have debated the kashrut status of which of these animals?
 Turkey
 Pheasant
 Swordfish
 All of these

 

Question 4. 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

 

Question 5. According to the Talmud, which type of person should not eat meat?
 A woman
 An am ha'aretz, an ordinary person
 Children below bar mitzvah age
 A tzadik, or holy person
 None of the above.

 

Question 6. Were Adam and Eve vegetarians?
 Yes
 No

 

Question 7. True or false: If blood is found in a piece of meat or an egg, it is no longer kosher to eat.
 True
 False