Tu Bishvat Quiz

Tu Bishvat, traditionally known as the birthday of the trees, is a time to think about relating to the natural world. How much do you know about Tu Bishvat?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which is not a “new year” established by the rabbis of the Talmud?

A new year for the calendar years A new year for creating prayers A new year for the trees A new year for tithing animals to be given to the Temple

Qustion 2. Which of the following characters from the Talmud is associated with Tu Bishvat?

Rabbi Akiva Reish Lakish Hillel Honi the Circlemaker

Qustion 3. True or False: The "birthday" of trees was used to help famers calculate the age of trees.

True False

Qustion 4. Which of the following blessings might be recited at a seder for Tu Bishvat?

Borei p'ri ha-etz Borei p'ri ha-adamah Netilat yadayim All of these None of these

Qustion 5. Proverbs says, "She is a tree of life to them that grasp her, and all who hold onto her are____."

Well compensated Shaded from evil Happy Stress-free

Qustion 6. Which of these is a goal of the Jewish National Fund?

Reforesting Israel Reforesting America Harvesting fruit from fruit trees Donating produce from fruit trees to the poor and homeless

Qustion 7. According to the Bible, how old did trees have to be before farmers could use the produce for themselves?

Three years old Four years old Five years old Six years old

Qustion 8. True or false: "Tu" is a pronunciation of the Hebrew letters that represent the number 15.

True False

Qustion 9. On Tu Bishvat it is customary to eat

Only foods made out of the seven species Foods made with any fruits Foods imported from Israel Schnitzel

Qustion 10. According to Midrash, when did God tell people to look at the World and take care of it “for there will be no one to repair it after you”?

In the Garden of Eden During the enslavement in Egypt When the Israelites were about the enter the Promised Land As the exiled Israelites returned from Babylon to build the Second Temple
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