Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. In Jewish tradition, the face of the deceased at a burial is
Covered except for the eyes
Covered except for the mouth
Question 2. According to tradition, what do Jews do to initiate the mourning period?
They get down on their knees and cry
They tear their clothing
They give money to charity
They eat a meal
Question 3. Which of the following is NOT a common custom during shiva?
Sitting low to the ground
Leaving doors unlocked
Turning off all electrical appliances
Question 4. What is a shomer in the context of death and mourning?
Someone who cannot attend funerals
A non-Jew who washes the dead body
Someone who guards over the body until its burial
Someone who gives a eulogy at a funeral
Question 5. Which biblical character is said to have delivered the first ethical will to his/her descendents?
Question 6. Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?
Question 7. From the time they find out about a family member's death, until the burial, mourners are in a state called
Question 8. Which of the following was the site of a Jewish mass suicide in the face of Roman conquerors?
Question 9. The kaddish prayer is in what language?
Question 10. Jews traditionally recite the viddui (confession) before they die and
On Yom Kippur
At the Passover seder
After healing from a life-threatening illness
After their bar/bat mitzvah