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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 NOT a pareve food?
 Tofu
 Eggs
 Vegetables
 Oreos

 

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. Were Adam and Eve vegetarians?
 Yes
 No

 

Question 4. How did some Jews in the Hellenistic world of late antiquity interpret the rules of kashrut?
 As laws that must be strictly followed with the utmost precision
 As allegorical acts intended to teach universal philosophical truths
 As laws that were too hard to be followed strictly
 As a symbol of the covenant between God and the Jews

 

Question 5. If a metal utensil becomes non-kosher (by coming in contact with non-kosher products), how can it be made kosher?
 By exposing it to cold
 By exposing it to heat
 By cleaning it rigorously
 It can never be made kosher again

 

Question 6. 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 7. Which of these terms describes food that is neither meat nor dairy?
 Hashgakhah
 Pareve
 Mehadrin
 Terefah