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Blood Libel: Definition & Concept

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What does the term 'blood libel' refer to?

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1. 'Passover bread' is also known as what type of bread?

2. In modern times, the term 'blood libel' is rarely used. However, when it is used, it is used to accuse what people of being intentionally hurtful or vicious?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you understand blood libel and check your knowledge of its historical use. You will need to answer questions on topics such as the definition of blood libel and how the term is used today.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following concepts:

  • Definition of blood libel
  • Passover bread and its relationship to blood libel
  • Modern uses of the term

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills when you complete the worksheet and quiz:

  • Critical thinking - examine prejudices against Jewish citizens in light of what you learned about blood libel
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms, such as blood libel and matzo bread
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding how the term blood libel is used today and why it is considered offensive

Additional Learning

Learn more about blood libel by checking out the corresponding lesson on the topic. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term blood libel
  • Understand how Passover bread, or matzo, relates to the term
  • Explore how the term was used to justify prejudice against Jewish people
  • Identify why people occasionally use the term today
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