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. Rabbis have debated the kashrut status of which of these animals?

Turkey Pheasant Swordfish All of these

Qustion 2. True or false: Both mammals and birds have to be slaughtered in a certain way in order to be kosher.

True False

Qustion 3. 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 4. What does the word "kosher" mean?

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

Qustion 5. To be considered kosher, what two characteristics must birds have?

Be capable of flight and not be birds of prey Build nests and molt Have webbed feet and not be birds of prey Be capable of flight and build nests

Qustion 6. In order to be considered kosher, what do fish have to have?

Fins Scales Gills A & B A & C

Qustion 7. 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 8. Which is NOT considered its own category in the laws of kashrut?

Dairy foods Meat foods Pareve foods Liquids

Qustion 9. Which of these is a rule about the knife used to slaughter animals in a kosher way?

It must be made of silver. It must be serrated. It must be unserrated. It must be shorter than eight inches.

Qustion 10. 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
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