Divorce Quiz


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

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Which text requires that a get be granted with the husband's "full consent"?

The Midrash The Torah The Talmud The Zohar

Qustion 2. When might a conditional get be granted?

Before marriage, just in case anything happens to the husband If the husband expects to face a situation of mortal danger If the husband falls ill By the Beit Din, in case the husband couldn't grant a get before he died

Qustion 3. Which of these is a reason that a rabbinical court could force a man to grant a divorce?

If the husband has unendurable physical defects. If he failed to provide sexual satisfaction to his wife. If he beat his wife. Any of the above. None of the above.

Qustion 4. Is a civil divorce accepted as fully dissolving a marriage?

No. Yes, according to Reform Judaism. Yes, according to Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism. Yes, according to Reform, Reconstructionist, and Conservative Judaism.

Qustion 5. What is the Hebrew term for a woman that cannot remarry because she doesn't have a get?

Kallah Ketubah Agunah Talmidah

Qustion 6. 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 7. 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 8. Which movement offers three types of get ceremonies--one initiated by the man, one initiated by the woman, and one mutually initiated?

Reconstructionist Reform Conservative Orthodox

Qustion 9. Which of the following is true while granting a divorce?

The wife hands the husband the get, or divorce decree. The husband hands the get to the wife. The husband drops the decree into the wife's hands. It does not matter. None of the above.

Qustion 10. True or false: If the husband/wife cannot or do not want to be present at the divorce ceremony, they may appoint agent(s) to represent them before the rabbinic court.

True False
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