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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 book of the Torah contains a list of the animals that are permissible for consumption and the animals that are not?
 Genesis
 Exodus
 Leviticus
 Numbers
 Deuteronomy

 

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

 

Question 4. Why did 20,000 Lower East Side women boycott kosher meat in 1920?
 Because of the jump in prices of kosher meat
 Because they found blood in their meat
 Because they discovered that animals had not be slaughtered properly
 To protest the beef monopoly

 

Question 5. What is the name of the symbol that certifies products as kosher?
 Halakhah
 Hekhsher
 Kasher
 Mehadrin

 

Question 6. Which of these are never kosher?
 Mammals
 Birds
 Crustaceans
 Dairy products

 

Question 7. Were Adam and Eve vegetarians?
 Yes
 No