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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. Which of the following generally are not considered kitniyot
 Beans
 Rice
 Bananas
 Corn
 Peanuts

 

Question 2. What is Maot Hittin?
 Assisting the poor during Purim
 Money give to the poor to purchase wheat for making matzah
 A special kind of haroset made from pears
 An organization that collects clothes for the homeless

 

Question 3. Many contemporary Jews add additional items to the seder plate to symbolize struggles for liberation. What is a common new item the celebrates women?
 A lemon
 An orange
 An egg
 Parsley
 An olive

 

Question 4. 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 5. The Shabbat before Passover is called what?
 Shabbat HaZaken
 Shabbat HaOlam
 Oneg Shabbat
 Shabbat HaGadol

 

Question 6. Which of the following is not one of the four sons mentioned in the Haggadah?
 The stupid child
 The wise child
 The wicked child
 The child who cannot ask questions

 

Question 7. How many sons are there in the Haggadah
 3
 9
 7
 4
 8

 

Question 8. The counting of the Omer forms a connection between Passover and what holiday
 Purim
 Hanukkah
 Sukkot
 Tisha B'av
 Shavuot

 

Question 9. Which of the following is not one of 10 plagues
 Blood
 Frogs
 Death of the Firstborn
 Dinosaurs
 Darkness

 

Question 10. The word seder means
 Really long meal
 Freedom
 Exodus
 Story
 Order