Suffering & Evil QuizJewish thinkers throughout the ages have asked: Why do bad things happen to good people?
Question 1. What is Rabbi Harold Kushner's belief about "When Bad Things Happen to Good People"?
Certain people may seem outwardly good but be evil on the inside
God does not cause our misfortunes, because not everything that happens in the world is due to God's will
Bad things that happen in this lifetime are advance repayment for good things that will happen in the next
All of these
None of these
Question 2. What is karet?
When a particular sin is punishable by death
The biblical penalty of being "cut off from the people"
A certain kind of justice meted out in biblical courts
The term for one who has been sentenced to death but has not yet been executed
Question 3. The problem of justifying God despite the existence of evil is called:
None of the above
Question 4. According to Maimonides, what is the worst punishment for sinners?
Question 5. Who wrote the book When Bad Things Happen to Good People?
Rabbi Louis Jacobs
Rabbi Harold Kushner
Question 6. Which of these texts was the first to ask the question "Why do bad things happen to good people"?
A bestselling self-help guide
The Book of Leviticus
The Book of Job
The Book of Isaiah
The Book of Daniel
Question 7. Is the character of Job (from the Book of Job) a Jew?
We are unsure
Question 8. In Reeve Robert Brenner's study documenting Holocaust survivors' faith in God, what results were found?
Survivors were far more likely to believe in God
Survivors were far less likely to believe in God
The Holocaust did not extremely affect survivors' belief in God
Question 9. Who said that "in strict covenant theology, there can be no innocent sufferers"?
Question 10. What did Abraham Isaac Kook think about the relationship between God and evil?
That evil was the opposite of God
That evil did not exist
That, for some reason, God created the force of evil
That one day God would destroy all evil in the world