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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. 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 2. 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 3. Which of these animals has one attribute of being kosher, but not both?


Question 4. Were Adam and Eve vegetarians?


Question 5. What does terefah mean?


Question 6. True or false: Kosher and halal food obey the same laws.


Question 7. What is the kashering method used for most foodware?