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

 

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. What is NOT a requirement that animals must have in order to be considered kosher?
 They must be herbivores
 They must chew their cud
 They must have a cloven hoof
 They must have fur

 

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: 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.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. Glatt (as in "glatt kosher") is a Yiddish term meaning what?
 Smooth
 Hard
 Soft
 Torn

 

Question 7. Rabbis have debated the kashrut status of which of these animals?
 Turkey
 Pheasant
 Swordfish
 All of these