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Question 1. According to Parashat Noah, why did God create many languages?
Because God was bored.
To thwart the people, who were getting cocky with their tower and single tongue.
Because there are many paths to divinity.
Because God liked the variety of sounds.
Because dystopia leads to utopia.
Question 2. What were Pharoah’s dreams about that Joseph interpreted, leading to his being appointed viceroy?
Wine and water
Wine and cows
Wheat and cows
Lizards and chickens
Chicken and waffles
Question 3. What gift does Rebecca get from Abraham’s servant, Eliezer, when he appears to look for a bride for Isaac?
A nose ring
All of the above
Question 4. In Parashat Bereshit, Adam and Eve get kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating from the Tree of Knowledge. What are some rabbinic interpretations over the years of what they ate?
A kernel of wheat
All of the above
Question 5. What three things did Judah leave behind after his tryst with Tamar that she later used to demonstrate his paternity?
His seal, cloak, and stick
His seal, socks, and stick
His seal, cufflinks, and stick
His cigarette, cloak, and shoes
His shoes, cloak, and turban
Question 6. In Parashat Toldot, Esau marries a woman from the Land of Canaan. What nation did Esau's first wife come from?
Question 7. In Parashat Vayishlach, Dinah is attacked and her brothers take vengeance. Where was Dinah’s attacker from?
Question 8. In Parashat Vayera, Abraham agrees to sacrifice Isaac in the morning. What Jewish ritual emerges from Abraham being a morning person?
The morning prayer of Shacharit
Washing hands in the morning
Saying Modeh Ani
Cleaning for Passover
Question 9. How long did Jacob work in order to merit Rachel?
Question 10. Once Jacob arrives in Egypt, what land did he receive?
Question 11. In Lekh Lekha, Sarah gives Hagar to Abram as a concubine. Where is Hagar from?
Question 12. In Parashat Vayehi, Jacob blesses all his sons. In his blessing for Judah, he says that Judah will launder his clothing in what substance?