Nature & the Environment Quiz

How much do you know about green issues in Jewish thought and practice?

The environment impacts so many aspects of life, from the air we breathe to the water we drink. How much do you know about green issues in Jewish thought and practice?

Question 1 of 10
According to Maimonides, meditating on nature is one of the key ways a person can fulfill which commandment?
Question 2 of 10
According to the book of Deuteronomy 11, when humans do good things, what will God provide in return?
Question 3 of 10
In what way is Tuv Ha'Aretz, the first Jewish Community-Supported Agriculture program in North America, different from other CSAs?
Question 4 of 10
How do many Israelis deal with the challenges of the shemitah (sabbatical) year?
Question 5 of 10
Which of the following was a major ecological concern in talmudic times?
Question 6 of 10
What is the Jewish attitude toward natural resources?
Question 7 of 10
Contemporary Jewish thinkers have drawn on Jewish texts to address which of these issues?
Question 8 of 10
The following quote is attributed to what great Jewish thinker: "It is not only forbidden to destroy fruit-bearing trees but whoever breaks vessels, tears clothes, demolishes a building, stops up a fountain or wastes food, in a destructive way, offends against the law of 'thou shalt not destroy.'"
Question 9 of 10
According to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, why did the Bible require that levitical cities be surrounded by green space?
Question 10 of 10
According to the 13th Century Seder Hahinukh, righteous people should grieve when what seed is wasted?