Tu Bishvat QuizTu 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. True or False: At a Tu Bishvat seder it is customary to mix different kinds of wine.
Question 2. True or False: The fifteenth of the month of Shvat is the birthday of all livestock.
Question 3. True or false: "Tu" is a pronunciation of the Hebrew letters that represent the number 15.
Question 4. What was the name of the kabbalistic haggadah for Tu Bishvat produced in 1753?
The Feast of Fruits
The Birthday of Trees
Fruit of the Goodly Tree
The Story of the Creation
Question 5. What type of tree is typically planted in honor of a baby boy?
Question 6. What were the main elements of the ritual that the Jewish mystics of Safed developed for Tu Bishvat, modeled after the Passover seder?
Four cups of wine were drunk and seven fruits symbolic of those of the Holy Land were eaten
Two cups of wine were drunk and seven fruits symbolic of those of the Holy Land were eaten
The door was opened for Elijah
Four questions were asked relating to trees
Question 7. True or False: The "birthday" of trees was used to help famers calculate the age of trees.
Question 8. 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 9. 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 10. When the Temple stood, Tu Bishvat served as the day on which farmers did what?
Cut down their trees after they reached the age of maturity
Offered fruit to the priests as a gift of gratitude for the bounty of the land
Planted new trees
Rotated their fields