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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 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 2. 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 3. The biblical prohibition of cooking a baby goat in its own mother's milk is the basis for what law?
 The prohibition of eating baby goats
 The requirement to wait three hours in between eating milk and meat
 The complete separation of all milk and meat products
 The prohibition of drinking milk from goats

 

Question 4. Which of these animals has one attribute of being kosher, but not both?
 Giraffe
 Pig
 Elephant
 Lion
 Mouse

 

Question 5. Which of these terms describes food that is neither meat nor dairy?
 Hashgakhah
 Pareve
 Mehadrin
 Terefah

 

Question 6. What is the kashering method used for most foodware?
 Freezing
 Boiling
 Immersing
 Blessing

 

Question 7. In order to be considered kosher, what do fish have to have?
 Fins
 Scales
 Gills
 A & B
 A & C