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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. Matzah must be made in how many minutes or less?
 75
 36
 18
 10

 

Question 2. 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 3. On the intermediate Shabbat of Pesach, it is customary to read which of the five megillot?
 Ecclesiastes
 Ruth
 Lamentations
 Song of Songs

 

Question 4. True or False: Ritual hand washing takes place at the seder twice.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. 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 6. 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 7. What service is recited on the last day of Passover?
 Tal
 Piyyutim
 Shir Ha-Shirim
 Yizkor

 

Question 8. 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 9. Which of the following is not one of 10 plagues
 Blood
 Frogs
 Death of the Firstborn
 Dinosaurs
 Darkness

 

Question 10. 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