My Jewish Learning

Jewish Food Quiz

In Jewish life, food takes on all sorts of roles--traditional, social, and spiritual. Jewish cuisine evolved over centuries, in dialogue with local cultures and conditions. How much do you know about Jewish foods and their history?



Question 1. After the Golan Heights were annexed in 1967, which two fruits were planted in the area?
 Grapes and dates
 Kiwis and apples
 Olives and dates
 Apples and grapes

 

Question 2. Sabich, a popular Israeli food made with eggplant, egg, and hummus, originated in
 Iran
 Iraq
 Yemen
 China

 

Question 3. On Lag B'Omer, it is traditional to serve food that is
 Fried
 Roasted
 Grilled
 Baked
 Broiled

 

Question 4. It is traditional to use how many loaves of Challah bread on Shabbat and holidays?
 One
 Two
 Three
 Four
 None

 

Question 5. The main ingredients of hummus are
 Chickpeas
 Red peppers
 Apples
 Chicken breasts
 Breadcrumbs

 

Question 6. Jewish style fried artichokes originate from
 America
 Russia
 Italy
 Japan

 

Question 7. True or false: Traditionally, every Jewish lifecycle ritual is infused with a seudah, or a ritual celebratory meal.
 True
 False