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!

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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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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.

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What is the first of the four cups of wine diners are obligated to drink at the Passover Seder meant for?

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Answer: Kiddush
More information: Kiddush means "sanctification" in the English language.

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Is Passover celebrated on the same date every year?

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Answer: No
More information: The date of the celebration of this very important Jewish festival isn't the same every year. Why? Simply because its date depends on the moon's multiple phases.

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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.

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In addition to the main Passover, there is also a second one called the Second Passover. When is the Second Passover celebrated?

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Answer: 14th day of Iyar
More information: The Second Paassover (also called "Pesach Sheni") is observed on the 14th day of the Hebrew Calendar month of Iyar. Pesach Sheni was created for those who (for some reason) didn't have the opportunity to observe the first Passover.

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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.

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In which city was the world's largest matzah ball created in 2010?

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Answer: Tucson
More information: In a 2010 Jewish Food Festival held in Tucson, Arizona, history was made when the largest matzah ball in the world was created. The gargantuan matzah ball, which was made with over a thousand eggs, reportedly weighed about 488 pounds.

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Which Biblical figure is invited to the Passover Seder?

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Answer: Elijah
More information: An empty chair is often left at the Passover Seder table for Prophet Elijah. This empty seat is traditionally at the head of the table. In addition to this seat, a cup of wine is placed untouched at the table for Elijah. Based on the teachings of Judaism, it is believed that someday, Prophet Elijah will take his sit on that empty chair and announce the arrival of King Messiah (also known as Moshiach in Hebrew).

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Passover is celebrated around the same time with a Christian holiday. What Christian holiday is this?

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Answer: Easter
More information: Passover is usually celebrated in March or April, which is around the same time Christians also celebrate Easter.



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