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Q1:   25% of 7261 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 25 points
The Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated in remembrance of what?
The Days of Awe when one contemplates the goodness of God
The plague of locusts that passed over the Jews and destroyed the Egyptians
The yearly period when God decrees who will live and who will die
The celebration of Chag he-Aviv, the Festival of Spring
The Exodus of the enslaved Jews from Egypt

Q2:   29% of 7261 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 29 points
What is Passover called in Hebrew?
Pesach
Purim
Chametz
Zíman Cherutenu
Sukkot

Q3:   62% of 7261 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 62 points
Passover has significance for two reasons, historical and agricultural. Why agricultural?
A reminder for Jews to avoid improperly prepared bread
In remembrance of the starvation of the Jews while enslaved in Egypt
A reminder to Jews to restrict themselves to a kosher diet
It represents the beginning of the harvest season in Israel
To give thanks to God for the bounteous harvest when enslavement ended

Q4:   30% of 7261 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 30 points
The term Passover specifically refers to what?
The passing over of the Jews from enslavement to freedom after the Exodus from Egypt
The passing over leavened bread for unleavened bread (matzoh)
The passing over of authority from the Pharaoh to Moses
The passing from human sacrifice to animal sacrifice (the sacrificial lamb)
The passing over of the first-born Jewish males when the plague of death struck Egypt

Q5:   28% of 7261 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 28 points
Passover is closely associated with bread. Why?
To remember that, just as "puffiness" is removed from bread, so must "puffiness" (pride) be removed from our souls
The Exodus from Egypt took place so quickly that unleavened bread had to be prepared
To uphold the tradition of avoiding bread prepared with rye, wheat, barley, oats and spelt
To honor the first grain harvest after achieving freedom
A reminder to Orthodox Jews to avoid bread made with corn and rice

Q6:   28% of 7261 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 28 points
On the first night of Passover, a "seder" takes place. What is a "seder"?
A set of 14 candles lit consecutively over the course of the holiday
A blessing that the head of the household gives in recognition of the holiday
A family meal filled with ritual and tradition
A set of prayers in remembrance of ancestors oppressed during enslavement
A ritual hand-washing symbolizing the washing away of sins

Q7:   40% of 7261 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 40 points
During the Passover seder, an extra cup of wine is poured as an offering for...
The poor, hungry, and needy
The eldest male child at the seder
The Prophet Elijah
The Pharaoh
Moses

Q8:   23% of 7261 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 23 points
During the Passover seder, bitter herbs are consumed. Why?
They represent the lowly beginnings of the Jews
They represent the meager diet under the Pharaoh
They symbolize the bitterness of slavery
They remind us to avoid bitterness to others
They teach us to value sweetness

Q9:   37% of 7261 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 37 points
A hard-boiled egg is part of the Passover seder. What does it symbolize?
That you shouldn't live your life inside a shell
That even fragile things can become stronger
Truth and purity
The perpetual cycle of life, death, and rebirth
That just like the egg is not perfectly round, none of us are perfect

Q10:   38% of 7261 players got this question wrong, so it's worth 38 points
A "Haggadah" is used during Passover. What is it?
A holder for 14 candles
Green Stalks (usually celery) representing the new harvest
A book containing the story of Passover that is read aloud
A goblet from which wine is drunk
An ornamental plate to hold the ritual matzoh

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