Divorce Quiz

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

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. 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 2. If a man refuses to give his wife a Jewish bill of divorce, what is her legal status?

She is considered a "chained wife" who cannot remarry She is shunned by society She can become a mistress to another man She has to be a servant in her husband's household

Qustion 3. Who writes the get in the Jewish divorce ritual?

The husband A rabbi A secular legal official A scribe

Qustion 4. Which of these statements about mamzerim is true?

They may only marry converts or other mamzerim They are the result of an adulterous or incestuous union Although they are limited in who they can marry, they suffer no other penalties according to Jewish law All of the above

Qustion 5. 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 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. Which text requires that a get be granted with the husband's "full consent"?

The Midrash The Torah The Talmud The Zohar

Qustion 8. True or false: Divorce is a mitzvah.

True False

Qustion 9. 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 10. 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.
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