Passover Trivia and Answers

Challenge yourself with a Passover Trivia Quiz!

Easy

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

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Answer: Leavened foods
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.

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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
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.

Medium

Which day of Nisan does Passover officially begin?

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

Hard

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

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Answer: Matzah
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

There is a ritual text that is read at the Passover Seder? What is this text called?

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Answer: Haggadah
The Jewish text of Haggadah is always recited by the gathering at the Passover Seder. The Haggadah, which translates to "telling" in the Hebrew language, recounts the tale of the Israelites journey to freedom from slavery in Egypt.

Easy

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
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.

Easy

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

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

Easy

The observance of Passover lasts for how many days?

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Answer: Seven or Eight days
Passover is often celebrated for seven or eight days. However, most Jews around the world observe it for eight days.

Medium

What does Passover commemorate?

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Answer: The exodus/freedom of Jews from slavery in Egypt.
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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Which city hosts the world's largest Passover Seder every year?

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Answer: Kathmandu
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is famed for playing host to the largest Passover Seder in the world every year. Thousands of people from all over the world often take trips to Kathmandu to be part of this spectacular event.



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