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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 these biblical brothers were not rivals?
 Cain and Abel
 Isaac and Ishmael
 Jacob and Esau
 Reuben and Simeon

 

Question 2. 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 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. Which of the following are situations in which the Talmud allows a child to disobey his or her parents?
 When a parent asks a child to violate Shabbat
 When a child wants to move to Israel and his parents forbid the move
 When a child wants to stay up late to learn Torah, but her parents say she has to go to bed
 A and C
 A and B

 

Question 5. What is Levirate marriage?
 The obligation of a brother to marry his brother's widow if the deceased brother left no children behind
 The obligation of a Jewish woman to marry a Levite if there is one who desires her
 The custom of inviting a Levite to officiate at a Jewish wedding
 The name for a marriage that has not been consummated

 

Question 6. 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 7. 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