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Kashrut/Dietary Laws Quiz

The rules of kashrut dictate which animals can be eaten, how to slaughter animals, and how to separate meat and dairy. How much do you know about the details of and reasons behind kashrut?



Question 1. Which of the following animals is not kosher?
 Deer
 Duck
 Emu
 Moose
 Giraffe

 

Question 2. True or false: To ensure that meat and milk are not eaten together in any way, it is customary to wait a certain amount of time after a meat meal, before eating dairy.
 True
 False

 

Question 3. Rabbis have debated the kashrut status of which of these animals?
 Turkey
 Pheasant
 Swordfish
 All of these

 

Question 4. What is the principle of tsa'ar ba'alei hayyim?
 The prevention of pain or cruelty to animals
 Not mixing milk and meat during meals
 Having a strictly vegetarian lifestyle
 The ethical discipline of avoiding certain foods or limiting one's appetite because of the growing scarcity of food in parts of the world

 

Question 5. What does "pareve" mean?
 A food that cannot be eaten with meat or dairy.
 A food that is neither meat nor dairy.
 A knife with which a kosher animal is killed.
 Bland.

 

Question 6. Glatt (as in "glatt kosher") is a Yiddish term meaning what?
 Smooth
 Hard
 Soft
 Torn

 

Question 7. Which of these animals has one attribute of being kosher, but not both?
 Giraffe
 Pig
 Elephant
 Lion
 Mouse