Death and Mourning Quiz


What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which of the following was the site of a Jewish mass suicide in the face of Roman conquerors?

Mt. Sinai Beer-sheba Mt. Ararat Masada

Qustion 2. True or false: There is no explicit prohibition against suicide in the Bible.

True False

Qustion 3. True or false: In Jewish law, a dying person is not afforded the same rights as a healthy person.

True False

Qustion 4. Which biblical character is said to have delivered the first ethical will to his/her descendents?

Adam Jacob Korah Esther

Qustion 5. What is potentially problematic about wills?

According to Jewish law contracts cannot be enforced after one's death A will might go against the biblical laws of inheritance Jewish law requires one to donate all his/her assets to charity before death According to Judaism everything belongs to God so nothing can be given away

Qustion 6. In traditional Judaism, is one required to sit shiva for a miscarriage?

Yes No No, but one is required to say Kaddish.

Qustion 7. Traditionally, if a bride or groom suffers the loss of parent within the 30 days leading up to the wedding, the wedding is to be:

Postponed until after sheloshim, the first 30 days of mourning Postponed until after the full 12-month mourning period required for a parent Held on the original date, but with restrictions on the joyousness of the event Held on the original date with no restrictions on the joyousness of the event

Qustion 8. Yahrzeit is observed on

Eight days after death One month after death 11 months after death The anniversary of the day of death

Qustion 9. What is an ethical will?

A will that is signed by a lawyer Another name for the Ten Commandments A letter parents write to their children telling them all the lessons they have learned in their life A letter parents write to their children allotting their money after they die

Qustion 10. The person who hears of the death of a parent, spouse, sibling or child is referred to as what up until the funeral?

A kaddisha A kriah An onen An aninut
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