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

 

Question 2. Which is true of caviar?
 It is kosher.
 It is not kosher.
 Some people think it is; others do not.
 None of the above.

 

Question 3. According to the Talmud, which type of person should not eat meat?
 A woman
 An am ha'aretz, an ordinary person
 Children below bar mitzvah age
 A tzadik, or holy person
 None of the above.

 

Question 4. Which of these is NOT a pareve food?
 Tofu
 Eggs
 Vegetables
 Oreos

 

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. Which of these are never kosher?
 Mammals
 Birds
 Crustaceans
 Dairy products