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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. Why did 20,000 Lower East Side women boycott kosher meat in 1920?
 Because of the jump in prices of kosher meat
 Because they found blood in their meat
 Because they discovered that animals had not be slaughtered properly
 To protest the beef monopoly


Question 2. True or false: To ensure that meat and milk are not eaten together in any way, it is customary to wait a certain amount of time after a meat meal, before eating dairy.


Question 3. 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.


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


Question 5. Who were the first people in the Bible to eat meat?
 Adam and Eve
 Cain and Abel
 Noah and his family
 Moses and the desert-bound Children of Israel
 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. Which of these is a rule about the knife used to slaughter animals in a kosher way?
 It must be made of silver.
 It must be serrated.
 It must be unserrated.
 It must be shorter than eight inches.