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Passover Quiz

Passover celebrates the biblical exodus from Egypt, but its focus on freedom in general has earned it a special place on the Jewish calendar. More Jews participate in a seder than any other Jewish ritual.How much do you know about Passover history and rituals?



Question 1. What do we do for the prophet Elijah at the seder?
 Open the door for him and pour him a cup of wine
 Ask him to bring needy families to join our seder
 Bless him for taking care of baby boys at their brit milah
 Leave a piece of matzah for him

 

Question 2. Which commandment must all people observe on Passover?
 Eating matzah at the seder
 Visiting the sick
 Sitting in the sukkah
 Wearing tzitzit
 Wearing tefillin

 

Question 3. What service is recited on the last day of Passover?
 Tal
 Piyyutim
 Shir Ha-Shirim
 Yizkor

 

Question 4. The word seder means
 Really long meal
 Freedom
 Exodus
 Story
 Order

 

Question 5. What is the name for matzah that has been made from wheat that has been watched from the time of harvesting until the final baking to ensure that no water, heat, or other natural processes cause it to begin fermentation?
 Shemurah matzah
 Spelt matzah
 Streit's matzah
 Safety matzah

 

Question 6. How many times is Moses mentioned in the Haggadah?
 Once
 Ten Times
 Eighteen times
 Never

 

Question 7. The Shabbat before Passover is called what?
 Shabbat HaZaken
 Shabbat HaOlam
 Oneg Shabbat
 Shabbat HaGadol

 

Question 8. The bitter herbs on the seder plate are meant to symbolize
 The reeds in the red sea
 The heat of the desert sun
 The bitterness of life as a slave
 The tears of the slaves

 

Question 9. Which is the proper order of the beginning of the seder?
 Kiddish, motzei matzah, urhatz, karpas
 Kiddish, urhatz, karpas, yahatz
 Yahatz, maggid, hallel, afikomen
 Maggid, urhatz, karpas, hallel

 

Question 10. In biblical times, the main ritual for celebrating Passover focused on
 Eating matzah and bitter herbs
 The paschal offering
 The reading of the Haggadah
 Chanting Hallel
 Finding the afikomen