How Much Do You Know About the Story of Passover?

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Who led the Jewish people out of Israel?

Moses led the Jewish people out of Israel. This event occurred approximately 3,000 years ago.

Who refused to release the Israelites?

Pharaoh refused to release the Israelites. Pharaoh was a "king" of ancient Egypt.

What did Moses threaten would happen if Pharaoh did not free the Children of Israel?

Moses told Pharaoh that Egypt would suffer plagues if Pharaoh did not release the Israelites from slavery. Moses told Pharaoh that the plagues would continue until the Israelites were freed.

How many plagues were released on Egypt before the Israelites were freed?

Ten plagues were released on Egypt before the Slaves were freed. Moses asked Pharaoh to free the slaves again after each plague.

Which of the following is NOT one of the ten plagues?

Snow was not one of the ten plagues. Frogs and flies were actual plagues.

Which of the following was the last plague?

The death of the first born was the last plague. After that plague, Pharaoh agreed to free the Israelites from slavery.

Before Passover, houses are cleaned to remove what?

All traces of leavening must be removed from the home before the beginning of Passover. According to tradition, any pieces of leavening larger than an olive must be removed.

What is unleavened bread called?

Matzah is the name for unleavened bread. Unleavened bread is bread that doesn't rise.

What did the Israelites use to mark their doorposts to protect them from the Angel of Death?

The Israelites used lamb's blood to signal to the Angel of Death to pass over their houses. It is this passing over of the Angel of Death that gives Passover its name.

Why do people eat unleavened bread on Passover?

People eat unleavened bread on Passover, because it signifies the plight of the Israelites. The Israelites left Egypt so fast they didn't have time to let their bread rise.

What is the Hebrew Bible called?

The Hebrew Bible is the Torah. Torah typically refers to the first five books of the Old Testament.

The story of Passover is told in what book of the Bible?

The story of Passover is told in the Book of Exodus. The book of Exodus is in the Old Testament.

How many days long is the Passover celebration for Orthodox Jews?

Orthodox Jews celebrate Passover for eight days. Reformed Jews celebrate Passover for seven days.

What is the Hebrew word for Passover?

The Hebrew word for Passover is Pesach. It is an important Jewish festival.

What is the ceremony that marks the beginning of Passover?

Seder marks the beginning of Passover. The Passover Seder is a feast.

What dish is not a traditional part of the Passover Seder?

Pizza is not a traditional part of the Passover Seder. A roasted egg and a lamb bone are both part of the traditional Passover Seder.

Which of the following is NOT a question asked during the retelling of the Passover story?

The question "Why are the lights turned off at midnight?" is not asked during the retelling of the Passover story? The other two questions are part of the Passover retelling.

What is the name for the dish made of a paste of chopped apples, walnuts, and wine served at the Passover Seder?

Charoset is the name of the dish made of a paste of chopped apples, walnuts, and wine that is served at the Passover Seder. This dish is a traditional part of the feast.

What is traditionally hidden at the beginning of the Passover Seder?

A piece of matzah is traditionally hidden at the beginning of the Passover Seder. Children typically search for it during the Seder.

An extra glass of wine is served for who at the Passover Seder?

An extra glass of wine is served for the Prophet Elijah at the Passover Seder. It is believed that Elijah will return during Passover to announce the coming of the Messiah.

During what Hebrew month does Passover take place?

Passover takes place during the Hebrew month of Nisan. Passover begins after dusk on the 14th of the month.

How many days long is the Passover celebration for Reform Jews?

Reform Jews celebrate Passover for seven days. Orthodox Jews celebrate Passover for eight days.

What was the first grain to be harvested in the Land of Israel?

Barley was the first grain to ripen and be harvested in the Land of Israel. For this reason, Passover is connected to the "first fruits of the barley."

What is the name for the bitter herbs served during Passover?

Maror is the name for the bitter herbs served during Passover. Numbers 9:11 states, "They are to eat the lamb, together with the unleavened bread and bitter herbs."

What does maror signify during Passover?

Maror, or bitter herbs, signify the bitterness of slavery in Egypt. Horseradish may be used as maror.

What is the name of the text that is read during the Passover Seder?

The Haggadah is read during the Passover Seder. The Haggadah tells the story of Passover.

The Haggadah divides the Passover Seder procedure into how many parts?

The Haggadah divides the Passover Seder procedure into 15 parts. Each part signifies an important part of the tradition.

How many cups of wine are traditionally consumed during the Passover Seder?

Four cups of wine are traditionally consumed during the Passover Seder. Each cup is to be consumed at a specific time during the evening.

What is dipped in salt water during the Passover Seder?

Karpas are dipped in salt water during the Passover Seder. Karpas are a green vegetable - usually parsley or celery.

How many questions are asked during the retelling of the Passover story?

Four questions are asked during the retelling of the Passover story. Each question begins with the phrase, "Why is tonight different from all other nights?"

Who asks the four questions during the Passover Seder?

The youngest person attending the Passover Seder usually asks the four questions. Tradition holds that the Passover story must be told to the children.

When does the Counting of the Omer happen?

The Counting of the Omer happens on the second night of Passover. In the Counting of the Omer, the days between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot are counted.

Which of the following did NOT happen on the seventh day after the Israelites left Egypt?

The Israelites did not reach the Promised land on the seventh night after they left Egypt. This night is celebrated on the seventh night of Passover.

What is the name for the dish made of horseradish and beet relish served during Passover?

Chrain is a dish made of horseradish and beet relish served during Passover. This, and other traditional dishes, are a meaningful part of the celebration.

The story of Passover is told in what chapter of the book of Exodus?

The story of Passover is told in chapter 12 of the Book of Exodus. The book of Exodus is in the Old Testament.

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Passover is a story ripe with tradition and history. If you think you know all there is to know about Passover, take this quiz to test your knowledge.

Passover is the story of how the Children of Israel came to leave thousands of years of slavery in Egypt. First, Moses asked the Egyptian Pharaoh to set the Israelites free, but the Pharaoh refused. Moses warned the Pharaoh that God would unleash a number of plagues on the people of Egypt until the Pharaoh agreed to set the Isrealite slaves free. These plagues were blood, frogs, gnats, flies, blight of the livestock, boils, hail, locusts, darkness, and the death of the firstborn. After each plague, Moses again requested the release of the Israelites, but Pharaoh refused, until the plague of the death of the firstborn. The Israelites were promised by God that if they smeared lamb's blood on their doors, their homes would be passed over by the angel of death. It is this "passing over" that gives the holiday of Passover its English name.

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