Divorce QuizWhat are the details of ending a Jewish marriage? What contemporary concerns figure into the discussion?
Question 1. 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
Question 2. During the divorce ritual, what does the man do to officially declare that the woman is free to remarry?
Drop the get into the woman's hands
Tear the corners of the get
Burn the get
Brings the get to a local rabbi to get his signature
Question 3. Which text requires that a get be granted with the husband's "full consent"?
Question 4. What is a shetar piturin?
A series of questions the rabbi must ask the husband to make sure he is legally able to divorce his wife
A document of release granted by the rabbi, which allows divorcees to remarry
A specified amount of money that the husband must pay the wife upon divorce
The rabbinic court which has expertise in the laws of Jewish divorce
Question 5. 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
Question 6. True or false: The Mishnah lists a series of circumstances when a woman can ask the rabbinic court to compel her husband to perform the acts required for a divorce.
Question 7. 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
Question 8. Who writes the get in the Jewish divorce ritual?
A secular legal official
Question 9. True or false: Orthodox rabbis have almost completely eradicated the agunah problem.
Question 10. What is a ketubah?
A marriage agreement
A bill of divorce
A summons to appear before the Beit Din to discuss divorce
The written amount of money a woman gets for alimony