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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. The book used to tell the story of Passover is called
 Siddur
 Mahzor
 Haggadah
 Tanakh

 

Question 2. On the first day of Passover we say a special prayer asking for
 Sustenance in the year to come
 Abundant bread in the year to come
 The messiah to come and end Passover
 Dew to fall in Israel over the dry summer months

 

Question 3. 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 4. A cup of wine is included for what prophet
 Elijah
 Obadiah
 Jeremiah
 Moses
 Malachi

 

Question 5. The earliest version of the Four Questions was preserved by
 Christian Monks
 The Tannaim
 The Jerusalem Talmud
 Pirkei Avot

 

Question 6. 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

 

Question 7. The counting of the Omer forms a connection between Passover and what holiday
 Purim
 Hanukkah
 Sukkot
 Tisha B'av
 Shavuot

 

Question 8. The word seder means
 Really long meal
 Freedom
 Exodus
 Story
 Order

 

Question 9. The middle days of Passover are called
 Aseret yemei teshuva
 Hanukat Habayit
 Hol Hamoed
 Yom Haatzmaut

 

Question 10. On the intermediate Shabbat of Pesach, it is customary to read which of the five megillot?
 Ecclesiastes
 Ruth
 Lamentations
 Song of Songs