What Does Taboo Mean? - Definition & Examples


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Something that is prohibited by society or religion is known as:

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1. Food that is approved by Jewish biblical law is known as:

2. Which of the following was once considered taboo, but is now entirely common?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet can be used to assess your fundamental knowledge of taboos, with questions on the general traits of taboos as well as situationally or regionally specific examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Takers of this quiz/worksheet will encounter questions involving the following:

  • The term for something that is prohibited by society or religion
  • What a food that is approved by Jewish biblical law is called
  • The evolution of what is considered taboo
  • German taboos
  • The term for lying in court

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately match descriptions of taboo-related terminology with the appropriate word
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you've drawn the most important information from the lesson on taboos
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how some taboos have changed and become accepted

Additional Learning

To learn more about this cultural term, review the accompanying lesson titled What Does Taboo Mean? - Definition & Examples.

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  • Examine what constitutes a legal taboo
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