Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. True or false: One is not required to sit shiva after the death of a step-parent.
Question 2. When might Jewish law permit autopsies?
When the law of the land requires it
When an autopsy can help cure a disease for others in the future
Both B & C
Question 3. True or false: According to Jewish law, a convert is not obligated to sit shiva for a member of his/her gentile family.
Question 4. According to Jewish tradition, one is obligated to observe mourning rituals for the following relatives
Father, mother, son, and daughter
Father, brother, son, and husband
Father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, and spouse
Father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, grandfather, grandmother, and spouse
Question 5. Which of these is traditionally placed on a Jewish gravestone as a memorial?
Question 6. Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?
Question 7. After tearing their clothing, what Hebrew phrase do Jewish mourners say?
Mah Tovu Ohalekha Ya'akov
Modeh Ani L'fanekha
Baruch Dayan HaEmet
Question 8. True or false: Jewish tradition has no laws against cremation.
Question 9. Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?
Question 10. True or false: There is no explicit prohibition against suicide in the Bible.