My Jewish Learning

Divorce Quiz

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



Question 1. What is the Hebrew term for a woman that cannot remarry because she doesn't have a get?
 Kallah
 Ketubah
 Agunah
 Talmidah

 

Question 2. True or false: People present at the divorce tribunal may protest the divorce.
 True
 False

 

Question 3. Who writes the get in the Jewish divorce ritual?
 The husband
 A rabbi
 A secular legal official
 A scribe

 

Question 4. Are prenuptial agreements permitted in Orthodox Judaism?
 Yes.
 No.
 Yes, but only for men.

 

Question 5. True or false: If the husband/wife cannot or do not want to be present at the divorce ceremony, they may appoint agent(s) to represent them before the rabbinic court.
 True
 False

 

Question 6. What is the name of the Jewish bill of divorce?
 Kaddish
 A get
 A ketubah
 A humash

 

Question 7. Which book of the Torah says that if a wife "fails to please [a husband] because he finds something obnoxious about herů he writes her a bill of divorce, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house"?
 Genesis
 Exodus
 Leviticus
 Numbers
 Deuteronomy

 

Question 8. 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 9. 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 10. Which movement offers three types of get ceremonies--one initiated by the man, one initiated by the woman, and one mutually initiated?
 Reconstructionist
 Reform
 Conservative
 Orthodox