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!

Easy

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.

Hard

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).

Hard

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.

VeryHard

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.

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.

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.

Hard

What does the lettuce vegetable represent on the Seder plate?

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Answer: Bitterness
More information: The lettuce on the Seder plate is a reminder of the bitter suffering the Israelites went through while in Egypt.

Easy

Which religious group observes Passover?

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Answer: Jews
More information: Passover is primarily celebrated by Jews around the globe. It is one of the most popular and widely celebrated of all Jewish holidays.

Hard

Who was the first US President to host a Passover Seder at the White House?

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Answer: Barack Obama
More information: In 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama hosted the White House Passover Seder, which went down history as the first Seder to be hosted in the White House and attended by a sitting US president. Obama held the Seder every Passover throughout the duration of his presidency (2009 to 2016).

Easy

What is the name of the ritual meal that is enjoyed during Passover night?

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Answer: Passover Seder
More information: The Passover Seder is the Jewish ritual dinner that is enjoyed on either the first night or the first and second nights of Passover. In Israel, the Seder is held only on the first night of Passover.



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