Death and Mourning Quiz


What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Jewish caskets are traditionally made out of what material?

Wood Iron Gold Coal

Qustion 2. 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

Qustion 3. 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 4. Jews traditionally recite the viddui (confession) before they die and

On Yom Kippur At the Passover seder After healing from a life-threatening illness After their bar/bat mitzvah

Qustion 5. True or false: According to the Talmud, the same rules apply to a mourner, whether male or female.

True False

Qustion 6. In Jewish tradition, the face of the deceased at a burial is

Covered Covered except for the eyes Covered except for the mouth Completely uncovered

Qustion 7. True or false: One is not required to sit shiva after the death of a step-parent.

True False

Qustion 8. Which biblical character is said to have delivered the first ethical will to his/her descendents?

Adam Jacob Korah Esther

Qustion 9. What is tahara?

The tallit one is buried in A ritual cleansing of the deceased The prayer said while lowering the casket into the ground A prayer said for missing persons

Qustion 10. Yahrzeit is observed on

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