Nature & the Environment Quiz


The environment impacts so many aspects of life, from the air we breathe to the water we drink. How much do you know about green issues in Jewish thought and practice?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. According to Genesis 1, what did God create on the sixth day?

Animals Humans Trees Both a & b

Qustion 2. True or false: The radical monotheism of biblical Israel led to a desacralized view of nature itself, making it not a realm of gods, but the Creation of God.

True False

Qustion 3. According to the book of Deuteronomy 11, when humans do good things, what will God provide in return?

Sunshine Spouses Rain and abundance Intelligence

Qustion 4. What group created the first Jewish Community-Supported Agriculture program in 2004?

MyJewishLearning.com Hazon Limmud AIPAC

Qustion 5. What is the Jewish attitude toward natural resources?

Exercise reverential care Preserve so that they will be available for the apocalypse Their destruction is part of God's plan to teach His people a lesson Use them up because God will always provide more

Qustion 6. In what book does the commandment to be fruitful and multiply the earth first appear?

Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers

Qustion 7. True or false: Maimonides believed that animals were created solely for the purposes of humans.

True False

Qustion 8. Which of the following contemporary environmental concepts can be found in traditional Jewish sources?

Environmental sustainability Integrity of species Green space integrated into urban design All of the above

Qustion 9. Baal tashhit or "do not destroy," is a concept based on the biblical injunction not to destroy fruit-bearing trees. The rabbis extend it to include what else?

Excessive waste Causing pollution Mandated vegetarianism Eating local food

Qustion 10. What does the Torah require of levitical cities?

The cities had to contain fruit trees The cities had to compost organic waste The cities had to have up-to-date irrigation systems The cities had to be surrounded by pastures
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