Tuesday, October 27, 2020


1. Apples dipped in honey are eaten to symbolically express the hope for a sweet year during this holiday.
  • a. Tu B’Shevat
  • b. Purim
  • c. Shavuot
  • d. Rosh Hashanah
2. It is said that the seeds of this fruit number 613 which correspond to the number of mitzvoth, or Biblical commandments that Jews are obliged to fulfill.
  • a. blackberry
  • b. pineapple
  • c. strawberry
  • d. pomegranate
3. The seventh and last day of Sukkot is called...
  • a. Shemini Atzeret 
  • b. Hoshanah Rabbah 
  • c. Simhat Torah
  • d. Tisha B’Av
4. The second day of Shemini Atzeret has become a happy celebration because on this day, the final verses of the Torah are read in the synagogue and a new cycle of reading is begun anew at Genesis. This holiday is called...
  • a. Simhat Torah
  • b. Hoshanah Rabbah 
  • c. Sukkot
  • d. Tisha B’Av
5. During Shemini Atzeret it has become customary to say a solemn prayer for...
  • a. peace
  • b. a good harvest
  • c. rain
  • d. long life
6. The holiday “Rosh Hashanah Le’llanot,” or the “New Year of the Trees,” is also known as...
  • a. Rosh Hashanah
  • b. Tu B’Shevat
  • c. Shavuot
  • d. Yom Kippur
7. This fruit became popular in Eastern European shtetls during Tu B’Shevat because it was one of the few fruits from Israel that was available during mid-winter.
  • a. oranges
  • b. apples
  • c. carob
  • d. pomegranates
8. During this holiday, a seder is sometimes held to celebrate all the varieties of fruit that are produced by trees.
  • a. Pesach
  • b. Passover
  • c. Tisha B'Av
  • d. Tu B’Shevat
9. Cheese blintzes are eaten on this holiday because they are dairy and look like the two tablets of the Ten Commandments.
  • a. Shavuot
  • b. Sukkot
  • c. Simhat Torah
  • d. Yom Kippur
10. The end of the barley harvest and the offering of the first fruit at the Temple in Jerusalem were reasons for the celebration of this holiday.
  • a. Sukkot
  • b. Shavuot
  • c. Pesach
  • d. Hanukkah
11. During Shavuot, it is customary to eat...
  • a. new fruit
  • b. meat
  • c. dairy products
  • d. eggs
12. The most important Jewish holiday is...
  • a. Shabbat
  • b. Yom Kippur
  • c. Rosh Hashanah
  • d. Pesach
13. The holiday that is mentioned in the Ten Commandments.
  • a. Yom Kippur
  • b. Shabbat
  • c. Pesach
  • d. Shavuot
14. Two of these are traditional for a Shabbat meal to commemorate the giving of two portions of manna in the desert before Shabbat.
  • a. candles
  • b. blessings
  • c. glasses of wine
  • d. challot
15. The name eir kichlah, which are light, crunchy cookies is in what language?
  • a. Yiddish
  • b. Hebrew
  • c. Spanish
  • d. Ladino
16. Jews who speak Yiddish are of this background.
  • a. Sephardic
  • b. Israeli
  • c. Ashkenazic
  • d. Middle Eastern
17. Jews that have Turkish or Greek backgrounds are...
  • a. Sephardic
  • b. Ashkenazic
  • c. Yiddish
  • d. Ladino
18. The evil minister of the king in ancient Persia was...
  • a. Ahasueras
  • b. Mordechai
  • c. Cain
  • d. Haman
19. The Jewish queen who risked her life to save her people was...
  • a. Vashti
  • b. Esther
  • c. Ruth
  • d. Deborah
20. In Israel, a carnival called Ad’lo’yada takes place to celebrate this holiday.
  • a. Sukkot
  • b. Tu B’Shevat
  • c. Simhat Torah
  • d. Purim
21. Special triangular cookies that are eaten during the holiday of Purim are...
  • a. eir kichlah
  • b. egg bow ties
  • c. hamantashen
  • d. madeleines
22. The scroll that tells the story about the holiday of Purim is...
  • a. the Torah
  • b. the Haggadah
  • c. the Megillah
  • d. the Talmud
23. Purim takes place during the Hebrew month of...
  • a. Adar
  • b. Shevat
  • c. Sivan
  • d. Av
24. In English, kasha is called
  • a. whole wheat
  • b. buckwheat groats
  • c. millet
  • d. hominy
25. Kasha is a...
  • a. grain
  • b. herb
  • c. fruit
  • d. root
26. A small Eastern European community was called
  • a. ghetto
  • b. commune
  • c. shtetl
  • d. châteaux
27. Russian and Polish Jews are…
  • a. Sephardic
  • b. Ashkenazi
  • c. Ladino
  • d. Middle Eastern
28. The festive meal that is enjoyed during Purim is called a
  • a. Seudah
  • b. Seder
  • c. Megillah
  • d. Mishloah Manot
29. People who prepared knishes came from a background that was...
  • a. Ashkenazic
  • b. Sephardic
  • c. Middle Eastern
  • d. American
30. Knishes are sold during the Ad’lo’yada carnival in...
  • a. New Orleans
  • b. Athens
  • c. New York
  • d. Tel-Aviv
31. The holiday of Shavuot is also known as...
  • a. Hag Ha’Katzir
  • b. Hag Ha’Bikurim
  • c. Zeman Matan Torahtenu
  • d. all of these
32. Shavuot is celebrated immediately following the seven-week period during which the _______ is/are counted.
  • a. tithe
  • b. omer
  • c. trees
  • d. bikurim
33. Pentecost is a Greek word meaning...
  • a. fifty
  • b. seven weeks
  • c. lots
  • d. law
34. Triangular, filled noodle dumplings are called...
  • a. hamantashen
  • b. eir kichlah
  • c. kasha varnishkes 
  • d. kreplach
35. The Jewish people are divided into three groups—Levite, Israelite, and...
  • a. Ashkenazim
  • b. Sephardim
  • c. Kohenim
  • d. Orthodox
36. An ultra-orthodox area of Jerusalem is called..
  • a. Tel-Aviv
  • b. The Old City 
  • c. Mea Shearim
  • d. Ramat Gan
37. Lukschen is a Yiddish word which means...
  • a. noodles
  • b. pudding
  • c. cheese
  • d. milk
38. The Yiddish word mandlen means...
  • a. bread
  • b. almonds
  • c. nuts
  • d. sprinkle
39. Another name for mandel bread is...
  • a. hamantashen
  • b. eir kichlah
  • c. kugel
  • d. kamish bread
40. In Yiddish, the rendered fat from geese, ducks, or chicken is called...
  • a. lukschen
  • b. schmaltz
  • c. latkes
  • d. kreplach
41. In Yiddish, the cracklings of skin that remain after rendering fat are called...
  • a. schmaltz
  • b. latkes
  • c. gribbenes
  • d. mandlen
42. Potato latkes, along with other foods fried in oil are traditional for which holiday?
  • a. Purim
  • b. Shavuot
  • c. Hanukkah
  • d. Pesach
43. If potatoes are grated and then are left to sit for a long time, they...
  • a. fry better
  • b. turn dark
  • c. dry out
  • d. taste better
44. Buttery, crumb-coated potato dumplings, also known as gnocchi in Italy are also called...
  • a. latkes
  • b. gribbenes
  • c. slishkas
  • d. kugel
45. Stuffed cabbage is also known as...
  • a. holopches
  • b. praakes
  • c. galuptzi
  • d. all of these
46. Stuffed foods, in general, including stuffed cabbage are traditional for this holiday.
  • a. Purim
  • b. Sukkot
  • c. Shavuot
  • d. Rosh Hashanah
47. In Yiddish, a sweet stew that has carrots and sweet potatoes as the main ingredients is called...
  • a. tzimmes
  • b. kugel
  • c. einbren
  • d. gahntze
48. An einbren is made with..
  • a. carrots
  • b. flour and fat
  • c. potatoes
  • d. sugar and honey
49. In Yiddish, the expression used to describe a major big deal is…
  • a. Ad’lo’yada
  • b. mishi malfouf
  • c. gahntze tzimmes
  • d. mandlen
50. The orange pigment that is found in carrots and sweet potatoes is...
  • a. Cajun roux
  • b. vitamin A
  • c. beta-carotene
  • d. cholesterol

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