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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 these is a rule about the knife used to slaughter animals in a kosher way?
 It must be made of silver.
 It must be serrated.
 It must be unserrated.
 It must be shorter than eight inches.

 

Question 2. Rabbis have debated the kashrut status of which of these animals?
 Turkey
 Pheasant
 Swordfish
 All of these

 

Question 3. What is NOT a requirement that animals must have in order to be considered kosher?
 They must be herbivores
 They must chew their cud
 They must have a cloven hoof
 They must have fur

 

Question 4. What did Maimonides believe was the purpose of the strictures of kashrut?
 To curb our appetites
 To bring us closer to God
 To put us in the Book of Life
 To make sure animal species do not become endangered

 

Question 5. Some contemporary Jews connect the rules of kashrut to which of these?
 Health concerns
 Environmental concerns
 Gender equity concerns
 A & B only
 All of these

 

Question 6. Which of the following animals is not kosher?
 Deer
 Duck
 Emu
 Moose
 Giraffe

 

Question 7. Which type of fish has both fins and scales when it's young, but lose its fins as it gets older?
 Catfish
 Swordfish
 Tuna
 Tilapia
 Codfish