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Tu Bishvat Quiz

Tu Bishvat, traditionally known as the birthday of the trees, is a time to think about relating to the natural world. How much do you know about Tu Bishvat?

Question 1. Which of the following is NOT one of the biblical “seven species” with which the Land of Israel was blessed?


Question 2. True or False: The "birthday" of trees was used to help famers calculate the age of trees.


Question 3. Which of the following plants is often planted on Tu Bishvat so that it can be used on Passover?


Question 4. True or false: "Tu" is a pronunciation of the Hebrew letters that represent the number 15.


Question 5. Which of these is a goal of the Jewish National Fund?
 Reforesting Israel
 Reforesting America
 Harvesting fruit from fruit trees
 Donating produce from fruit trees to the poor and homeless


Question 6. How many cups of wine are part of the Tu Bishvat Seder?


Question 7. The mitzvah of yishuv ha'aretz means to
 Farm the land
 Settle the land
 Celebrate Israel
 Eat fruit


Question 8. According to the Bible, how old did a tree have to be in order to bring its produce to the Temple as a first-fruit offering?
 One year old
 Two years old
 Three years old
 Four years old


Question 9. Which of these is a popular Tu Bishvat activity in Israel?
 Dancing in the streets
 Reading the Book of Daniel
 Planting trees
 Sitting in the sukkah


Question 10. When Theodor Herzl visited Israel in 1898, he planted what kind of tree near Motza