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

 

Question 2. Passover celebrates
 God leading the Israelites out from slavery in Egypt to freedom
 God giving the Israelites the Torah in the desert
 The finishing of the Torah and starting it over
 The building of the Temple

 

Question 3. Which piece of matzah is used for the afikomen?
 The middle one
 The top one
 The bottom one
 The burnt one
 The triangle one

 

Question 4. Leaven is also known as
 Matzah
 Hametz
 Marror
 Wine
 Seder

 

Question 5. What are the three pilgrimage festivals from the time of the Temple?
 Passover, Shavuot, and Tu Bishvat
 Rosh Hashannah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot
 Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot
 Simchat Torah, Purim, and Hanukkah

 

Question 6. True or False: Hag ha-Aviv, or "the Spring Festival," is another name for Passover.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. Which of the following generally are not considered kitniyot
 Beans
 Rice
 Bananas
 Corn
 Peanuts

 

Question 8. Searching for leaven is also known as
 Spring cleaning
 Seder
 Bedikat Hametz
 Motzi
 Matzah

 

Question 9. At the end of the seder it is customary to say:
 Next Year in Jerusalem!
 Forty-nine days to Shavuot!
 See you next year!
 L'chaim!

 

Question 10. 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