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Kashrut/Dietary Laws Quiz

The rules of kashrut dictate which animals can be eaten, how to slaughter animals, and how to separate meat and dairy. How much do you know about the details of and reasons behind kashrut?



Question 1. What does terefah mean?
 Uncooked
 Non-kosher
 Holy
 Restriction

 

Question 2. Which type of fish is NOT kosher?
 Blackfish
 Albacore
 Sea Bass
 Catfish

 

Question 3. According to most opinions, cookware made of which material may not be remade kosher after being rendered unkosher?
 Metal
 Ceramics
 Glass
 None of the above.

 

Question 4. True or false: If blood is found in a piece of meat or an egg, it is no longer kosher to eat.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. What was the inciting incident in the Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902?
 Kosher meat was banned by the government.
 An outbreak of meat-related illnesses.
 Twenty thousand women broke into kosher butcher shops to protest high prices.
 All of the above.
 None of the above.

 

Question 6. How did some Jews in the Hellenistic world of late antiquity interpret the rules of kashrut?
 As laws that must be strictly followed with the utmost precision
 As allegorical acts intended to teach universal philosophical truths
 As laws that were too hard to be followed strictly
 As a symbol of the covenant between God and the Jews

 

Question 7. According to the Talmud, which type of person should not eat meat?
 A woman
 An am ha'aretz, an ordinary person
 Children below bar mitzvah age
 A tzadik, or holy person
 None of the above.