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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. 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 2. Which type of fish is NOT kosher?
 Blackfish
 Albacore
 Sea Bass
 Catfish

 

Question 3. To be considered kosher, what two characteristics must birds have?
 Be capable of flight and not be birds of prey
 Build nests and molt
 Have webbed feet and not be birds of prey
 Be capable of flight and build nests

 

Question 4. 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 5. Rabbis have debated the kashrut status of which of these animals?
 Turkey
 Pheasant
 Swordfish
 All of these

 

Question 6. Were Adam and Eve vegetarians?
 Yes
 No

 

Question 7. True or false: Both mammals and birds have to be slaughtered in a certain way in order to be kosher.
 True
 False