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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 type of fish has both fins and scales when it's young, but lose its fins as it gets older?


Question 2. If a metal utensil becomes non-kosher (by coming in contact with non-kosher products), how can it be made kosher?
 By exposing it to cold
 By exposing it to heat
 By cleaning it rigorously
 It can never be made kosher again


Question 3. According to the Talmud, which type of person should not eat meat?
 A woman
 An am ha'aretz, an ordinary person
 Children below bar mitzvah age
 A tzadik, or holy person
 None of the above.


Question 4. True or false: If blood is found in a piece of meat or an egg, it is no longer kosher to eat.


Question 5. 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 6. 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.


Question 7. Which type of fish is NOT kosher?
 Sea Bass