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
Saadiah Gaon provided three possible reasons as to why God created animals. Which of these reasons is NOT one of his explanations.
Question 2 of 10
Which of the following contemporary environmental concepts can be found in traditional Jewish sources?
Question 3 of 10
Which Israelite tribe was not given agricultural land and essentially remained urban?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: The radical monotheism of biblical Israel led to a desacralized view of nature itself, making it not a realm of gods, but the Creation of God.
Question 5 of 10
Which of the following was a major ecological concern in talmudic times?
Question 6 of 10
In what way is Tuv Ha'Aretz, the first Jewish Community-Supported Agriculture program in North America, different from other CSAs?
Question 7 of 10
In what book does the commandment to be fruitful and multiply the earth first appear?
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
True or false: Maimonides believed that animals were created solely for the purposes of humans.
Question 10 of 10
How many shemitah years occur before there is one yovel year?

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