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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What does the final day of Passover celebrate?

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Answer: The arrival of the Israelites to the Red Sea
More information: The last day of the Passover celebrates the arrival of the Israelites (who had successfully escaped slavery in Egypt) to the Red Sea. It's noteworthy to mention that upon getting to the Red Sea, Moses miraculously parted it for the Israelites to get across. During the last day of Passover, women and girls customarily light candles in commemoration of that great event.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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What does Passover commemorate?

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Answer: The exodus/freedom of Jews from slavery in Egypt.
More information: Passover commemorates how Moses safely and successfully led the Jews out of Egypt, where they had spent centuries living in slavery under various Egyptian Pharaohs.

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What's the name of the special plate that holds the foods eaten during the Passover Seder?

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Answer: Passover Seder Plate
More information: The traditional Passover Seder Plate normally contains 6 to 7 symbolic foods of Passover. Each of the 6 or 7 foods on this special plate symbolizes an important element from the Israelites' journey to freedom from servitude in Egypt.

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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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