Death and Mourning QuizWhat are the history and practical aspects of Jewish bereavement?
Question 1. 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 2. True or false: One is not required to sit shiva after the death of a step-parent.
Question 3. What is a hevra kaddisha?
A funeral home
A burial society
Question 4. The kaddish prayer is in what language?
Question 5. What is a shomer in the context of death and mourning?
Someone who cannot attend funerals
A non-Jew who washes the dead body
Someone who guards over the body until its burial
Someone who gives a eulogy at a funeral
Question 6. After tearing their clothing, what Hebrew phrase do Jewish mourners say?
Mah Tovu Ohalekha Ya'akov
Modeh Ani L'fanekha
Baruch Dayan HaEmet
Question 7. True or false: There is no explicit prohibition against suicide in the Bible.
Question 8. Which prayer is at the end of the deathbed viddui ceremony?
Question 9. 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 10. 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