Death and Mourning Quiz


What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Traditionally, upon entering a shiva, a visitor may not speak until

They wash his/her hands They recite the Kaddish The mourner addresses them The mourner recites the Kaddish

Qustion 2. When is the El Maleh Rahamim ("God full of compassion") prayer traditionally said?

Immediately upon hearing the news of someone's death Before visitors say goodbye to the mourners at a shiva At a burial All of the above

Qustion 3. How many Jews are required to be present during the recitation of the Mourner's Kaddish?

3 4 8 10

Qustion 4. 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

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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 10. 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
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