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
The ancient compilation known as Perek Shirah (Chapter of Song), is based on what idea?
Question 2 of 10
Which Israelite tribe was not given agricultural land and essentially remained urban?
Question 3 of 10
According to the 13th Century Seder Hahinukh, righteous people should grieve when what seed is wasted?
Question 4 of 10
Contemporary Jewish thinkers have drawn on Jewish texts to address which of these issues?
Question 5 of 10
According to Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, why did the Bible require that levitical cities be surrounded by green space?
Question 6 of 10
The word "jubilee" comes from the Hebrew word "yovel," meaning what?
Question 7 of 10
Rabbinic rabbis warned against spreading bits of what material in public land in order to prevent injury?
Question 8 of 10
According to Maimonides, meditating on nature is one of the key ways a person can fulfill which commandment?
Question 9 of 10
Baal tashhit or "do not destroy," is a concept based on the biblical injunction not to destroy fruit-bearing trees. The rabbis extend it to include what else?
Question 10 of 10
True or false: Maimonides believed that animals were created solely for the purposes of humans.