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Relationships Quiz

Respect, education, and holiness are at the core of most Jewish laws regarding dealing with others. But what are the details of what Judaism advises for spouses, parents, children, siblings, and friends?



Question 1. Which of the Ten Commandments mandates having respect for one’s parents?
 The second commandment
 The fourth commandment
 The fifth commandment
 The tenth commandment

 

Question 2. According to Jewish law, which of these are requirements a father must fulfill for his son?
 Teach him to swim
 Teach him how to make a living
 Teach him Torah
 All of the above

 

Question 3. The Torah says that one who respects his or her parents will be rewarded in what way?
 With great wealth
 With long life
 With great respect from the Jewish people
 With a guaranteed entrance into Olam Haba, the World to Come

 

Question 4. What is a mohar?
 In ancient marriages, it was the price paid by the father of the groom to the father of the bride
 In ancient marriages it was the contract signed at the engagement
 In the Talmud it is the word used for a devious or untrustworthy friend
 In the Talmud it is the term for a divorcee

 

Question 5. How is sex within marriage seen by Jewish tradition?
 As an obligation, but not one that should be done with excessive enthusiasm
 As part of the human drive for holiness
 As necessary in order to procreate, but not once the woman has reached menopause
 As a beautiful but not obligatory part of a marriage

 

Question 6. What is a havruta?
 A loving marriage
 A friend with whom one studies Jewish texts
 A friend from birth
 A long-lost brother

 

Question 7. Which of these is a responsibility Jewish parents have toward a first-born son?
 They must redeem him from the priesthood
 They must educate him
 They must circumcise him
 All of the above