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Question 1: In the seventeenth century, a woman marketed a clear, tasteless product as a cosmetic, "the Manna of Saint Nicholas of ________".
ItalyRomeNaplesBari

Question 2: [8][9] The ________ states that the differences in description were due to the taste varying depending on who ate it, with it tasting like honey for small children, like bread for youths, and like oil for the elderly.
MidrashJewish philosophyRabbinic literatureTalmud

Question 3: [6] Exodus states that raw manna tasted like wafers that had been made with ________.
HoneyHoney beeEuropean honey beeBeekeeping

Question 4: [23] According to ________, manna was ground in a heavenly mill for the use of the righteous, but some of it was allocated to the wicked and left for them to grind themselves.
Sephardi JewsRabbinic literatureOrthodox JudaismJewish philosophy

Question 5: [53] The Manna Ash, native to southern Europe and southwest ________, produces a blue-green sap, which has medicinal value as a mild laxative,[54] demulcent, and weak expectorant.
SingaporeMiddle EastAsiaContinent

Question 6: German American author ________ adapted the term "Manna From Heaven" to mean heavenly gifts from God in a general, philosophical sense.
Player PianoSlaughterhouse-FiveKurt VonnegutCat's Cradle

Question 7: [13] At the turn of the twentieth century, ________ of the Sinai Peninsula were selling resin from the tamarisk tree as man es-simma, roughly meaning "heavenly manna".
Palestinian peopleIraqArab peopleSyria

Question 8: After the deaths of some 600 men, Italian authorities discovered that the alleged cosmetic was a preparation of ________, used by their wives.
ArsenicCopperZincChromium

Question 9: [10] Similarly, ________ rectifies the question of whether manna came before or after dew, by holding that the manna was sandwiched between two layers of dew, one falling before the manna, and the other after.
Orthodox JudaismRabbinic literatureSephardi JewsJewish philosophy

Question 10: [47] Classical rabbinical sources believe the pot was of gold; some say it was only there for the generation following Moses, and others that it survived at least until the time of ________.
Baruch ben NeriahSolomonSaulJeremiah
















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