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Answers to Bereishis Quiz 1

Here are the answers to the Bereishis quiz from the Cheshvan 5766 Bulletin, by Dr. Leibe Warner:

1) Who lived the second longest? Jared, 962 years (5:20)

2) Name three instances where the number 400 is mentioned?

  1. 400 years of slavery mentioned in the Bris Bein Habesarim (15:13)
  2. 400 shekels for Maaras Hamachpela (23:16)
  3. Esau came with 400 men (33:1)

3) What man had a son who had the same name as the man’s father? Terach (11:25-27)

4) Identify a passuk that has a total of ten Hebrew Letters? 46:23

5) Who was the first person to cry? Hagar (21:16)

6) What Hebrew letter is absent from the description of the creation of the world? Samech

7) Identify the first time that B’nei Yisrael is mentioned. Gid hanasheh (32:33)

8) Name three people who said the word: “pa-amayim” (“twice”).

  1. Esau (27:36)
  2. Yehudah (43:10)
  3. Yoseph (41:32)

9) About which two women was it said: “kach ve’leich” (“take her and go”)?

  1. Sarai (12:19)
  2. Rivka (24:51)

10) Identify four men who said “lo yadati” (“I don’t know.”)

  1. Cain (4:9)
  2. Avimelech (21:26)
  3. Yitzchak (27:1)
  4. Yaakov (28:16)

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