Divorce Quiz


What are the details of ending a Jewish marriage? What contemporary concerns figure into the discussion?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which book of the Torah says that if a wife "fails to please [a husband] because he finds something obnoxious about her… he writes her a bill of divorce, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house"?

Genesis Exodus Leviticus Numbers Deuteronomy

Qustion 2. True or false: Orthodox rabbis have almost completely eradicated the agunah problem.

True False

Qustion 3. What is the name of the Jewish bill of divorce?

Kaddish A get A ketubah A humash

Qustion 4. Which of these details does NOT appear on a traditional get?

The name of the nearest river The reason for the divorce All the names and nicknames of both parties The date

Qustion 5. True or false: The Mishnah lists a series of circumstances when a woman can ask the rabbinic court to compel her husband to perform the acts required for a divorce.

True False

Qustion 6. What is required to enact a Jewish divorce?

Two witnesses. A court of three rabbis known as a beit din A sofer, or scribe, to record the details. All of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 7. Which is NOT a rabbinic requirement for a divorce?

The wife's dowry and any other property she brought into the marriage must be returned The husband must consent to give his wife a get The husband's absolute power in the divorce situation must be abolished The wife must consent to the divorce

Qustion 8. What is a ketubah?

A marriage agreement A bill of divorce A summons to appear before the Beit Din to discuss divorce The written amount of money a woman gets for alimony

Qustion 9. What happens to the get once it has been presented to the rabbi?

It is filed away. It is torn up. It is publicly displayed for 14 days. Nothing.

Qustion 10. During the divorce ritual, what does the man do to officially declare that the woman is free to remarry?

Drop the get into the woman's hands Tear the corners of the get Burn the get Brings the get to a local rabbi to get his signature
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