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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. Proverbs says, "She is a tree of life to them that grasp her, and all who hold onto her are____."
 Well compensated
 Shaded from evil


Question 2. True or False: At a Tu Bishvat seder it is customary to mix different kinds of wine.


Question 3. Which is not a “new year” established by the rabbis of the Talmud?
 A new year for the calendar years
 A new year for creating prayers
 A new year for the trees
 A new year for tithing animals to be given to the Temple


Question 4. Which of the following characters from the Talmud is associated with Tu Bishvat?
 Rabbi Akiva
 Reish Lakish
 Honi the Circlemaker


Question 5. Which of the following is NOT a historical Tu Bishvat custom?
 In Bucharia and Kurdistan, Jews ate 30 different fruits on Tu Bishvat
 In India, Jews ate 50 different fruits on Tu Bishvat
 Jews in Morocco hosted lavish feasts
 Jews in Poland created special Tu Bishvat dances


Question 6. At a Tu Bishvat Seder which of the following are commonly served?


Question 7. What occasion does Tu Bishvat mark?
 The middle of winter
 The first day of spring
 The new year for the trees
 The day the rainy season begins


Question 8. On Tu Bishvat it is customary to eat
 Only foods made out of the seven species
 Foods made with any fruits
 Foods imported from Israel


Question 9. The new year for trees is connected to the Jewish legal practice of
 Eating Hametz
 Visiting the Sick


Question 10. According to Vayikra Rabbah the first thing the Israelites should do when they enter the land of Israel is
 Pick the fruit from the trees
 Plant more trees
 Chop down the existing trees and plant new ones in their place
 Count the trees