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?

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Qustion 1. 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

Qustion 2. What is the name of the symbol that certifies products as kosher?

Halakhah Hekhsher Kasher Mehadrin

Qustion 3. What does "pareve" mean?

A food that cannot be eaten with meat or dairy. A food that is neither meat nor dairy. A knife with which a kosher animal is killed. Bland.

Qustion 4. If a metal utensil becomes non-kosher (by coming in contact with non-kosher products), how can it be made kosher?

By exposing it to cold By exposing it to heat By cleaning it rigorously It can never be made kosher again

Qustion 5. 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

Qustion 6. Glatt (as in "glatt kosher") is a Yiddish term meaning what?

Smooth Hard Soft Torn

Qustion 7. Which is true of caviar?

It is kosher. It is not kosher. Some people think it is; others do not. None of the above.

Qustion 8. 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.

Qustion 9. What is the kashering method used for most foodware?

Freezing Boiling Immersing Blessing

Qustion 10. 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
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