Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. What is an ethical will?
A will that is signed by a lawyer
Another name for the Ten Commandments
A letter parents write to their children telling them all the lessons they have learned in their life
A letter parents write to their children allotting their money after they die
Question 2. Jewish caskets are traditionally made out of what material?
Question 3. When might Jewish law permit autopsies?
When the law of the land requires it
When an autopsy can help cure a disease for others in the future
Both B & C
Question 4. What is potentially problematic about wills?
According to Jewish law contracts cannot be enforced after one's death
A will might go against the biblical laws of inheritance
Jewish law requires one to donate all his/her assets to charity before death
According to Judaism everything belongs to God so nothing can be given away
Question 5. Which of these events, in traditional Judaism, will prematurely end a shiva?
All of the above
None of the above
Question 6. Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?
Question 7. True or false: Jewish tradition has no laws against cremation.
Question 8. How is suicide treated in Jewish tradition?
The bible directly prohibits suicide
There is no mention of suicide in the bible or Talmud
There is a reference to the prohibition of suicide in the Talmud, but not in the bible
The bible treats suicide as an unfortunate, but ultimately permissible, action
Question 9. Which biblical character is said to have delivered the first ethical will to his/her descendents?
Question 10. 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