Passover Trivia and Answers

You don't need to be Jewish to know about the Passover. Or is it a Muslim festivity also? Just like Christmas day is nowadays recognized internationally and basic facts about it are known by almost everyone, so it is that you probably know more about the Passover than you think you do. Or do you? Take our fun and informative trivia questions test about it and find out what you know and what you may be missing!

Hard

In the olden days, Jews celebrated Passover by sending an animal to the temple to be sacrificed. What type of animal was this?

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Answer: Lamb
More information: In the past, Jews commemorated Passover by sacrificing a paschal lamb, roasting its flesh and proceeding to eat it.

Medium

Which day of Nisan does Passover officially begin?

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Answer: 15th day of Nisan
More information: Passover always begins on the 15th day of Nisan. This is the Jewish year's first month.

Easy

Cups of wine are drunk during Seder. What do people who can't drink wine drink at the Seder?

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Answer: Grape juice
More information: It's customary for everyone present at the Seder to drink wine. However, those who can't consume wine can replace it with grape juice.

Medium

What do Jews purge their home of during Passover?

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Answer: Chametz
More information: One of the most important parts of the tradition of Passover is to thoroughly clean one's house to the point where every crumb of chametz is totally gotten rid of. And what's chametz? It is any leavened food.

Medium

How many cups of wine are supposed to be drunk during the Seder?

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Answer: Four
More information: At the Seder table, diners are required to drink approximately four cups of wine. Each of the four cups represents each of the four messages of deliverance God promised His people in Exodus 6:6-7.

Hard

What's the name given to the unleavened bread that is consumed at Passover?

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Answer: Matzah
More information: Matzah is the name of the unleavened bread Jews eat during Passover. This symbolizes the fact that during the Israelites' escape from Egypt to the Promised Land, they left so quickly that they didn't have sufficient time to wait for their dough to rise.

Medium

Which Christian celebration is influenced by the Passover?

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Answer: Good Friday
More information: Good Friday is believed to have some roots in Passover. Interestingly enough, Good Friday and Passover usually coincide.

VeryHard

At the Seder table, people eat and drink in a reclining position. What does this represent?

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Answer: Freedom
More information: In the olden days, only a free person had the privilege to recline during meals. The servants and slaves, on the other hand, would often stand. Owing to this, the reclining position Jews assume at the Seder table is in celebration of the fact that they are free and no longer slaves.

Easy

What foods are Jews not allowed to eat or possess during Passover?

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Answer: Leavened foods
More information: Leavened foods, also known as chametz, are strictly forbidden during Passover. Chametz is any food made with leaven/yeast/baking powder. Good examples of chametz include the likes of cake, pizza, ordinary bread (containing yeast) and cereal. The reason leaven foods are forbidden is because when the Jews were escaping from Egypt, they were in such a haste that they had very little time to allow the dough of their bread to rise.

Medium

How many times are Jews supposed to wash their hands at the Seder table?

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Answer: Two times
More information: Traditionally, everyone present during the Seder meal is required to wash his or her hands twice. The first washing of the hands takes place after the Kiddush. The second takes place just before the matzah is blessed.



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