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 of :

Qustion 1. What does the word "kosher" mean?

Blessed by a rabbi Healthy or energetic Fit or appropriate Righteous or just

Qustion 2. Which book of the Torah contains a list of the animals that are permissible for consumption and the animals that are not?

Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

Qustion 3. 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 4. Which of these is NOT a pareve food?

Tofu Eggs Vegetables Oreos

Qustion 5. 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

Qustion 6. 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 7. 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

Qustion 8. True or false: If blood is found in a piece of meat or an egg, it is no longer kosher to eat.

True False

Qustion 9. Glatt (as in "glatt kosher") is a Yiddish term meaning what?

Smooth Hard Soft Torn

Qustion 10. Some contemporary Jews connect the rules of kashrut to which of these?

Health concerns Environmental concerns Gender equity concerns A & B only All of these
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