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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. 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 2. What type of tree is typically planted in honor of a baby boy?
 Elm
 Cypress
 Cedar
 Apple
 Oak

 

Question 3. True or False: When describing trees that can be cut down after capturing a land, the Torah does not distinguish beween fruit-bearing and non-fruit-bearing trees.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. Which of these is NOT an element of the mystics’ Tu Bishvat seder?
 Atonement for sexual misdeeds
 Freeing those who are enslaved
 Understanding evil in the world
 Maintaining cosmic harmony

 

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. According to the Bible, how old did trees have to be before farmers could use the produce for themselves?
 Three years old
 Four years old
 Five years old
 Six years old

 

Question 7. The new year for trees is connected to the Jewish legal practice of
 Tithing
 Kaparot
 Eating Hametz
 Visiting the Sick

 

Question 8. How many cups of wine are part of the Tu Bishvat Seder?
 2
 4
 6
 12

 

Question 9. The mitzvah of yishuv ha'aretz means to
 Farm the land
 Settle the land
 Celebrate Israel
 Eat fruit

 

Question 10. At a Tu Bishvat Seder which of the following are commonly served?
 Cupcakes
 Macaroons
 Nuts
 Twinkies