Sex & Sexuality Quiz


Judaism does not see sex as dirty or grossly physical, neither does it encourage sex outside committed relationships. How much do you know about Jewish perspectives on sex?

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Qustion 1. True or false: Married couples are especially encouraged to have sex on the night the woman returns from the mikveh, and on Friday nights.

True False

Qustion 2. What is the word for marriage in the Talmud?

Aliyah, or ascension Musaf, or addition Kiddushin, or holiness Yair, or enlightenment

Qustion 3. According to the Bible, a woman who marries the High Priest must

Be descended from a priest herself Be a virgin Be sprinkled with water from a ritual bath All of these None of these

Qustion 4. What is the protocol for a ritually impure woman and man?

Expulsion from the Israelite camp Immersion in a ritual pool of water Death by stoning A ritual service administered by a priest, or kohen

Qustion 5. What is a mamzer?

A non-Jewish man married to a Jewish woman. A Jewish man who marries a non-Jewish woman. The child of an adulterous or incestuous union. A promiscuous person of either gender.

Qustion 6. What makes the biblical character Onan famous?

He refused to perform a levirate marriage with his sister-in-law after his brother's death He slaughtered all the adult males of an entire city after one of them raped his sister He was the first nazirite He was a eunuch in the Holy Temple

Qustion 7. True or false: The Torah only permits sex for the purpose of procreation.

True False

Qustion 8. Which personality in the Christian Bible is famous for using religious terms to espouse a negative attitude toward sex?

Jesus John Paul Ringo

Qustion 9. Does the Conservative movement approve of gay marriage?

Yes No The movement has chosen to ignore the issue Conservative rabbis have ratified both positive and negative positions on the issue

Qustion 10. True or false: Because it is a mitzvah to procreate, Jewish law never permits the use of birth control.

True False
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