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 tahara?
The tallit one is buried in
A ritual cleansing of the deceased
The prayer said while lowering the casket into the ground
A prayer said for missing persons
Question 3. Yahrzeit is observed on
Eight days after death
One month after death
11 months after death
The anniversary of the day of death
Question 4. Under normal circumstances, how long is a shiva?
Question 5. True or false: One is not required to sit shiva after the death of a step-parent.
Question 6. 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 7. According to Maimonides, the rules of mourning apply after the death of anyone older than
Question 8. 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 9. When is the El Maleh Rahamim ("God full of compassion") prayer traditionally said?
Immediately upon hearing the news of someone's death
Before visitors say goodbye to the mourners at a shiva
At a burial
All 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