Kashrut/Dietary Laws QuizThe 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. True or false: Kosher and halal food obey the same laws.
Question 2. 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 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. 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 5. Which of the following animals is not kosher?
Question 6. 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 7. Were Adam and Eve vegetarians?