Death and Mourning Quiz


What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which of these is traditionally placed on a Jewish gravestone as a memorial?

Flowers Dirt Money Stones

Qustion 2. True or false: One is not required to sit shiva after the death of a step-parent.

True False

Qustion 3. 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 4. How is suicide treated in Jewish tradition?

The bible directly prohibits suicide There is no mention of suicide in the bible or Talmud There is a reference to the prohibition of suicide in the Talmud, but not in the bible The bible treats suicide as an unfortunate, but ultimately permissible, action

Qustion 5. 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 6. Yahrzeit is observed on

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

Qustion 7. According to tradition, what do Jews do to initiate the mourning period?

They get down on their knees and cry They tear their clothing They give money to charity They eat a meal

Qustion 8. What is seudat havra’ah?

The morning after the funeral A meal of consolation A mourner who is a close friend, but not family A gift brought to the shiva home

Qustion 9. The kaddish prayer is in what language?

Aramaic Hebrew Ladino Yiddish

Qustion 10. True or false: According to Jewish law, a convert is not obligated to sit shiva for a member of his/her gentile family.

True False
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