My Jewish Learning

Divorce Quiz

What are the details of ending a Jewish marriage? What contemporary concerns figure into the discussion?



Question 1. What is the name of the Jewish bill of divorce?
 Kaddish
 A get
 A ketubah
 A humash

 

Question 2. If a man refuses to give his wife a Jewish bill of divorce, what is her legal status?
 She is considered a "chained wife" who cannot remarry
 She is shunned by society
 She can become a mistress to another man
 She has to be a servant in her husband's household

 

Question 3. Which of the following is true while granting a divorce?
 The wife hands the husband the get, or divorce decree.
 The husband hands the get to the wife.
 The husband drops the decree into the wife's hands.
 It does not matter.
 None of the above.

 

Question 4. True or false: If the court is unable to convince him, the beit din cannot mandate a divorce if the husband refuses to give the wife a get.
 True
 False

 

Question 5. Which of these statements about mamzerim is true?
 They may only marry converts or other mamzerim
 They are the result of an adulterous or incestuous union
 Although they are limited in who they can marry, they suffer no other penalties according to Jewish law
 All of the above

 

Question 6. Are prenuptial agreements permitted in Orthodox Judaism?
 Yes.
 No.
 Yes, but only for men.

 

Question 7. Which book of the Torah says that if a wife "fails to please [a husband] because he finds something obnoxious about herů he writes her a bill of divorce, hands it to her, and sends her away from his house"?
 Genesis
 Exodus
 Leviticus
 Numbers
 Deuteronomy

 

Question 8. True or false: If the husband/wife cannot or do not want to be present at the divorce ceremony, they may appoint agent(s) to represent them before the rabbinic court.
 True
 False

 

Question 9. True or false: The Mishnah lists a series of circumstances when a woman can ask the rabbinic court to compel her husband to perform the acts required for a divorce.
 True
 False

 

Question 10. Which text requires that a get be granted with the husband's "full consent"?
 The Midrash
 The Torah
 The Talmud
 The Zohar