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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. Jewish style fried artichokes originate from
 America
 Russia
 Italy
 Japan

 

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

 

Question 3. The main ingredients of hummus are
 Chickpeas
 Red peppers
 Apples
 Chicken breasts
 Breadcrumbs

 

Question 4. The Torah mentions seven special species of food native to the Land of Israel. Which of the following is not one of the seven?
 Pomegranates
 Figs
 Oranges
 Wheat
 Barley

 

Question 5. "Jewish foods," such as bagels, knishes, and borscht originate from
 Western Europe
 The Middle East
 The Americas
 Eastern Europe

 

Question 6. According to food historian Jennifer Berg, throughout the 20th century Jewish holiday meals and catered affairs such as Bar Mitzvahs and weddings were "all about quantity." This means:
 That the variety of food represents numerous different cultures
 The portions are much larger than they used to be
 It's all about how many food sculptures you have at one event
 Events have as many Jewish produced foods at one event as possible

 

Question 7. The customary vacation area of New York Jews in the 20th century is nicknamed after which soup?
 Matzah ball soup
 Lentil soup
 Broccoli cheese soup
 Schav
 Borscht