Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. In Jewish tradition, the face of the deceased at a burial is
Covered except for the eyes
Covered except for the mouth
Question 2. What is an ethical will?
A will that is signed by a lawyer
Another name for the Ten Commandments
A letter parents write to their children telling them all the lessons they have learned in their life
A letter parents write to their children allotting their money after they die
Question 3. In the 12-month mourning period after the death of a parent, which of these activities is it customary for a mourner to refrain from?
Praying out loud
Question 4. Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?
Question 5. True or false: One is not required to sit shiva after the death of a step-parent.
Question 6. True or false: Jewish tradition has no laws against cremation.
Question 7. Which biblical character is said to have delivered the first ethical will to his/her descendents?
Question 8. The person who hears of the death of a parent, spouse, sibling or child is referred to as what up until the funeral?
Question 9. What is seudat havra’ah?
The morning after the funeral
A meal of consolation
A mourner who is a close friend, but not family
A gift brought to the shiva home
Question 10. How is suicide treated in Jewish tradition?
The bible directly prohibits suicide
There is no mention of suicide in the bible or Talmud
There is a reference to the prohibition of suicide in the Talmud, but not in the bible
The bible treats suicide as an unfortunate, but ultimately permissible, action