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Book of Bereshit Quiz

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Question 1. 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
 Blessing children
 Cleaning for Passover


Question 2. In Parashat Toldot, Esau marries a woman from the Land of Canaan. What nation did Esau's first wife come from?


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. 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 5. 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 6. Once Jacob arrives in Egypt, what land did he receive?
 Sinai Desert


Question 7. In Parashat Vayishlach, Dinah is attacked and her brothers take vengeance. Where was Dinah’s attacker from?
 Kiryat Ono


Question 8. In Parashat Vayehi, Jacob blesses all his sons. In his blessing for Judah, he says that Judah will launder his clothing in what substance?


Question 9. In Lekh Lekha, Sarah gives Hagar to Abram as a concubine. Where is Hagar from?
 East Jerusalem


Question 10. How long did Jacob work in order to merit Rachel?
 7 years
 14 years
 21 years
 25 years
 28 years


Question 11. 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 12. 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