Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. Which biblical character is said to have delivered the first ethical will to his/her descendents?
Question 2. Which of these is traditionally placed on a Jewish gravestone as a memorial?
Question 3. The person who hears of the death of a parent, spouse, sibling or child is referred to as what up until the funeral?
Question 4. What is potentially problematic about wills?
According to Jewish law contracts cannot be enforced after one's death
A will might go against the biblical laws of inheritance
Jewish law requires one to donate all his/her assets to charity before death
According to Judaism everything belongs to God so nothing can be given away
Question 5. Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?
Question 6. 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 7. 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
Question 8. 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 9. Which of these events, in traditional Judaism, will prematurely end a shiva?
All of the above
None of the above
Question 10. Which of these is a traditional custom after leaving a cemetery?
Washing one's hands
Saying the Shema
Taking off one's shoes