Divorce Quiz

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

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. 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 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. 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 5. What is halitzah?

The pen used to enscribe a get. The phrase that each witness recites in order to signify their approval of the divorce. The required wedding between a woman left childless and her brother-in-law. A ritual in which a woman left childless is not forced to marry her brother-in-law.

Qustion 6. True or false: If the court is unable to convince him, the beit din cannot mandate a divorce if the husband refuses to give the wife a get.

True False

Qustion 7. 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 8. True or false: Orthodox rabbis have almost completely eradicated the agunah problem.

True False

Qustion 9. According to the Bible, who can initiate a divorce?

The husband The wife The rabbinic court All of the above

Qustion 10. What is the name of the Jewish bill of divorce?

Kaddish A get A ketubah A humash
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