Kashrut/Dietary Laws QuizThe 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 did Maimonides believe was the purpose of the strictures of kashrut?
To curb our appetites
To bring us closer to God
To put us in the Book of Life
To make sure animal species do not become endangered
Question 2. What is the kashering method used for most foodware?
Question 3. To be considered kosher, what two characteristics must birds have?
Be capable of flight and not be birds of prey
Build nests and molt
Have webbed feet and not be birds of prey
Be capable of flight and build nests
Question 4. In order to be considered kosher, what do fish have to have?
A & B
A & C
Question 5. If a metal utensil becomes non-kosher (by coming in contact with non-kosher products), how can it be made kosher?
By exposing it to cold
By exposing it to heat
By cleaning it rigorously
It can never be made kosher again
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. What does "pareve" mean?
A food that cannot be eaten with meat or dairy.
A food that is neither meat nor dairy.
A knife with which a kosher animal is killed.