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Passover Quiz

At Passover, everyone has a role to play, from the tiniest tot on up. What's your Passover know-how?

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At Passover, everyone has a role to play, from the tiniest tot on up. What's your Passover know-how?

1. What does Passover commemorate?

  • The New Year.
  • The exodus of the Jewish slaves from Egypt.
  • How Esther saved the Jews from oppression and certain death.

2. What is a Passover seder?

  • A ceremonial dinner.
  • A pilgrimage.
  • A religious service held in a synagogue.

3. These five symbols - beitza, charoset, karpas, maror, zeroa - are part of the Passover seder. What are they?

  • Utensils
  • Beitza is a hard-boiled egg, symbolic of spring.
  • Charoset is a mixture of apples, nuts, wine, and spices that symbolizes the mortar the Jewish slaves used to build Egyptian buildings.
  • Karpas is a vegetable, such as parsley, that is dipped in salt water to represent tears.
  • Maror is a bitter herb that represents the bitter life of the Israelites when they were slaves.
  • Zeroa is a roasted shankbone meant to recall the lamb offered in Passover sacrifice.
  • Activities
  • Beitza is a hard-boiled egg, symbolic of spring.
  • Charoset is a mixture of apples, nuts, wine, and spices that symbolizes the mortar the Jewish slaves used to build Egyptian buildings.
  • Karpas is a vegetable, such as parsley, that is dipped in salt water to represent tears.
  • Maror is a bitter herb that represents the bitter life of the Israelites when they were slaves.
  • Zeroa is a roasted shankbone meant to recall the lamb offered in Passover sacrifice.
  • Foods
  • Beitza is a hard-boiled egg, symbolic of spring.
  • Charoset is a mixture of apples, nuts, wine, and spices that symbolizes the mortar the Jewish slaves used to build Egyptian buildings.
  • Karpas is a vegetable, such as parsley, that is dipped in salt water to represent tears.
  • Maror is a bitter herb that represents the bitter life of the Israelites when they were slaves.
  • Zeroa is a roasted shankbone meant to recall the lamb offered in Passover sacrifice.
  • 4. A modern addition to some seders is a ritual called Miriam's Cup. Miriam was a prophetess and a relative of Moses. Who was she?

    • Moses' mother
    • Moses' sister
    • Moses' wife

    5. When does Passover begin?

    • It's always the same date April.
    • It must fall on a new moon.
    • It roughly coincides with a full moon.

    1. What does Passover commemorate?
    The exodus of the Jewish slaves from Egypt.

    2. What is a Passover seder?
    A ceremonial dinner.

    3. These five symbols - beitza, charoset, karpas, maror, zeroa - are part of the Passover seder. What are they?
    Foods

    4. A modern addition to some seders is a ritual called Miriam's Cup. Miriam was a prophetess and a relative of Moses. Who was she?
    Moses' sister

    5. When does Passover begin?
    It roughly coincides with a full moon.

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