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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.


Question 2. Which type of fish is NOT kosher?
 Sea Bass


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?
 All of these


Question 6. Were Adam and Eve vegetarians?


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