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?

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Qustion 1. Which Israelite tribe was not given agricultural land and essentially remained urban?

Reuven Levi Judah Asher

Qustion 2. What kind of trees does the Torah prohibit cutting down during war?

Willow trees Palm trees Fruit trees All trees

Qustion 3. True or false: Maimonides believed that animals were created solely for the purposes of humans.

True False

Qustion 4. 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 5. What is the name for the prohibition of unnecessary cruelty to animals?

Tzaar baalei hayim Shatnez Im tirzu ein zo agada Gam zu l'tova

Qustion 6. How do many Israelis deal with the challenges of the shemitah (sabbatical) year?

They sell the land of Israel to a gentile They bring in produce from farms in Turkey They eat only canned produce imported from other countries They eat produce without saying a blessing over it

Qustion 7. How often do Jewish farmers in Israel let the land lie fallow?

Whenever agricultural experts suggest the land has been overworked Once a year, for a month Once every seven years, for a year Never

Qustion 8. What group created the first Jewish Community-Supported Agriculture program in 2004? Hazon Limmud AIPAC

Qustion 9. Where in the Bible is the commandment to tend to and till the world?

In Genesis, at the beginning of the Torah In Exodus, when the Israelites are freed from slavery In Deuteronomy, just before the people enter the Land of Israel In Isaiah, when the prophet decries humanity's actions

Qustion 10. According to Genesis 1, what did God create on the sixth day?

Animals Humans Trees Both a & b
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