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. 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 2. Which of the following plants is often planted on Tu Bishvat so that it can be used on Passover?

Wheat Parsley Horseradish Roses

Qustion 3. Which of the following is NOT a historical Tu Bishvat custom?

In Bucharia and Kurdistan, Jews ate 30 different fruits on Tu Bishvat In India, Jews ate 50 different fruits on Tu Bishvat Jews in Morocco hosted lavish feasts Jews in Poland created special Tu Bishvat dances

Qustion 4. How many cups of wine are part of the Tu Bishvat Seder?

2 4 6 12

Qustion 5. What occasion does Tu Bishvat mark?

The middle of winter The first day of spring The new year for the trees The day the rainy season begins

Qustion 6. When the Temple stood, Tu Bishvat served as the day on which farmers did what?

Cut down their trees after they reached the age of maturity Offered fruit to the priests as a gift of gratitude for the bounty of the land Planted new trees Rotated their fields

Qustion 7. What type of tree is typically planted in honor of a baby boy?

Elm Cypress Cedar Apple Oak

Qustion 8. According to Vayikra Rabbah the first thing the Israelites should do when they enter the land of Israel is

Pick the fruit from the trees Plant more trees Chop down the existing trees and plant new ones in their place Count the trees

Qustion 9. What group of people rediscovered and popularized Tu Bishvat in the 16th century?

Kabbalists Rabbis studying in Germany Sephardic Jews Mitnagdim

Qustion 10. The new year for trees is connected to the Jewish legal practice of

Tithing Kaparot Eating Hametz Visiting the Sick
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