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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. Which rabbinic text bans the consumption of milk during a meal after meat has been consumed at that meal?
 Rashi's commentary on the Talmud
 The Babylonian Talmud
 The Mishnah
 The Midrash


Question 2. According to most opinions, cookware made of which material may not be remade kosher after being rendered unkosher?
 None of the above.


Question 3. 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 4. Which of these are never kosher?
 Dairy products


Question 5. 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.


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 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