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

True False

Qustion 2. 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 3. The new year for trees is connected to the Jewish legal practice of

Tithing Kaparot Eating Hametz Visiting the Sick

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

2 4 6 12

Qustion 5. True or False: The fifteenth of the month of Shvat is the birthday of all livestock.

True False

Qustion 6. What type of tree is typically planted in honor of a baby boy?

Elm Cypress Cedar Apple Oak

Qustion 7. 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 8. 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 9. True or False: At a Tu Bishvat seder it is customary to mix different kinds of wine.

True False

Qustion 10. What group of people rediscovered and popularized Tu Bishvat in the 16th century?

Kabbalists Rabbis studying in Germany Sephardic Jews Mitnagdim
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