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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. 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 2. True or false: Kosher and halal food obey the same laws.
 True
 False

 

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. Which of the following animals is not kosher?
 Deer
 Duck
 Emu
 Moose
 Giraffe

 

Question 5. The biblical prohibition of cooking a baby goat in its own mother's milk is the basis for what law?
 The prohibition of eating baby goats
 The requirement to wait three hours in between eating milk and meat
 The complete separation of all milk and meat products
 The prohibition of drinking milk from goats

 

Question 6. Which of these animals has one attribute of being kosher, but not both?
 Giraffe
 Pig
 Elephant
 Lion
 Mouse

 

Question 7. What does terefah mean?
 Uncooked
 Non-kosher
 Holy
 Restriction