8/28/17 – Holy Week – Judaism


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Today is Day 1 of Holy Week here at Five Course Trivia, since religious foods are keen to come up at trivia. Today, we ask questions about foods in Judaism. Enjoy!

1. Often eaten for lunch on Shabbat, name this stew made with meat, potatoes, beans, and barely. Either its Yiddish or Hebrew name will be accepted.

Question 1

2. A traditional Rosh Hashanah dish as the sweet honey invokes a sweet new year, name this dish of knotted pastries boiled in a honeyed syrup. The dish comes from the Yiddish for “little dough”.

Question 2

3. Associated with Purim, name the pastry seen here, a triangle pastry with a fruit filling in its center. It takes its name from the main antagonist of the Book of Esther, which is read in its entirety during Purim.

Question 4

4. According to Jewish law, the matzo that is prepared for Passover must be made from one of five grains. Three of those are wheat, barely, and rye. Name either of the other two.

5. I am spread that is often associated with the East Coast Jewish population, often served as an appetizer during holidays. My recipe often uses smaltz, or chicken fat, and gibrenes, which is a crispy crackling. What am I?


Question 5

Time to talk about kosher:

6. What name is given to the Jewish religious dietary laws? Foods that are permissible by these laws are called “kosher”?

7. The position mashgiach is Hebrew for what appropriate word? Someone serving as a mashgiach may work at a location like restaurant, butcher shop, slaughterhouse, grocery, or similar place.

8. Of buffalo, camel, giraffe, and moose, which one is the only one you could NEVER eat according to kosher laws, mainly detailed in Leviticus 11?

9. A hechsher is a product certification that follows Jewish law. A package of food that was kosher would more than likely feature what capital letter inside of a circle?

10. As stated in Deuteronomy 18:3, the butchering of a kosher animal will lead to three parts of the animal being sent to a kohen, or priest: the foreleg, the cheeks, and what three-letter part, essentially the jaws or throat of the animal?


1. Cholent or Hamin
2. Teiglach
3. Hamantash
4. Oat or spelt
5. Chopped liver
6. Kashrut
7. Supervisor
8. Camel
9. U
10. Maw

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