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

True False

Qustion 2. 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

Qustion 3. 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 4. Which is NOT considered its own category in the laws of kashrut?

Dairy foods Meat foods Pareve foods Liquids

Qustion 5. 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

Qustion 6. Which of these animals has one attribute of being kosher, but not both?

Giraffe Pig Elephant Lion Mouse

Qustion 7. What is the name of the symbol that certifies products as kosher?

Halakhah Hekhsher Kasher Mehadrin

Qustion 8. Which of these terms describes food that is neither meat nor dairy?

Hashgakhah Pareve Mehadrin Terefah

Qustion 9. 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

Qustion 10. Which rabbinic text bans the consumption of milk during a meal after meat has been consumed at that meal?

Rashi's commentary on the Talmud The Babylonian Talmud The Mishnah The Midrash
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