Death and Mourning Quiz


What are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. 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 2. Which of the following is NOT a common custom during shiva?

Sitting low to the ground Covering mirrors Leaving doors unlocked Turning off all electrical appliances

Qustion 3. 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 4. Which of these is traditionally placed on a Jewish gravestone as a memorial?

Flowers Dirt Money Stones

Qustion 5. True or false: There is no explicit prohibition against suicide in the Bible.

True False

Qustion 6. After tearing their clothing, what Hebrew phrase do Jewish mourners say?

Mah Tovu Ohalekha Ya'akov Modeh Ani L'fanekha Baruch Dayan HaEmet Adon Olam

Qustion 7. What is a shomer in the context of death and mourning?

Someone who cannot attend funerals A non-Jew who washes the dead body Someone who guards over the body until its burial Someone who gives a eulogy at a funeral

Qustion 8. According to Jewish tradition, one is obligated to observe mourning rituals for the following relatives

Father, mother, son, and daughter Father, brother, son, and husband Father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, and spouse Father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, grandfather, grandmother, and spouse

Qustion 9. 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 10. When might Jewish law permit autopsies?

Never When the law of the land requires it When an autopsy can help cure a disease for others in the future Both B & C
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