Parashat Bo: Scavenger Hunt

Parashah Scavenger Hunt שְׁאֵלוֹת הַשָּׁבוּעַ

Welcome to Devash's Parashah Scavenger Hunt for Parashat Bo!
Aliyah 1 (Shemot 10:1-11)
  • After hearing about the threat of אֲרְבֶּה (arbeh, locusts), who was Pharaoh willing to release?
  • Besides Moshe and Aharon, who tells Pharaoh to let Benei Yisrael go?
Aliyah 2 (Shemot 10:12-23)
  • The locusts arrived with a wind—from which direction?
  • Where did the locusts go after the plague ended?
  • According to our parashah, who was very popular in Mitzrayim?
  • When is the last time Moshe appears before Pharaoh?
  • On what date were Benei Yisrael supposed to separate out lambs?
  • What metaphor describes just how quiet things will be for Benei Yisrael during מַכַּת בְּכוֹרוֹת (makkat bekhorot, the death of the firstborns)?
Aliyah 5 (Shemot 12:21-28)
  • What should Benei Yisrael use to spread blood on their doorposts?
Aliyah 6 (Shemot 12:29-51)
  • According to our parashah, how many years were Benei Yisrael in Mitzrayim?
  • Who asks for a blessing?
Aliyah 7 (Shemot 13:1-16)
  • There are two verses in our parashah that refer to tefillin. What are they?
  • The Torah describes a child in the future asking, ”?מַה זֹּאת” (mah zot, what’s this). What mitzvah is that child asking about?
Look anywhere in the parashah to find the answer to these questions!
  • How many plagues are there in our parashah?
  • Three of the four children who are mentioned in the Haggadah can be traced to our parashah. Which ones?
  • What do belts, shoes, and walking sticks have in common?
  • When does Pharaoh say that he sinned?
  • When Benei Yisrael offer their קָרְבַּן פֶּסַח (korban pesah, pesah offering) in Mitzrayim, how are they supposed to eat the meat?
From the Haftarah (Yirmiyahu 46:13-28)
  • Which plague from our parashah appears in our haftarah? Who is compared to this plague?
Scroll down to see the answers!
Aliyah 1
Aliyah 2
Aliyah 3
Aliyah 4
Aliyah 5
Aliyah 6
Aliyah 7
From anywhere in the parashah
  • Three—אֲרְבֶּה (arbeh, locusts; 10:12-20); חֹשֶׁךְ (hoshekh, darkness; 10:21-23); מַכַּת בְּכוֹרוֹת (makkat bekhorot, death of the firstborn; 12:29-30)
  • In the Haggadah, the רָשָׁע (rasha, wicked child) says the verse in Shemot 12:26. The תָּם (tam, simple child) says Shemot 13:14. For שֶׁאֵינוֹ יוֹדֵעַ לִשׁאוֹל (she-eino yodei’a lish’ol, the one who does not know how to ask), the Haggadah quotes Shemot 13:8. BONUS: In what parashah is the verse for the חָכָם (hakham, wise child) mentioned? (Hint: look it up in a Haggadah!)
  • They show that you are on the move, and they all had to be worn or held while eating the korban pesah (Shemot 12:11)
  • After the plague of locusts (10:16)
  • Roasted, with matzah and מָרוֹר (maror, bitter herbs), leaving no leftovers, eating in a hurry with shoes on and staffs in hands (12:8-11)
  • The people from the north (Bavel) who will come to punish Mitzrayim are compared to אַרְבֶּה (arbeh, locusts) (Yirmiyahu 46:23)