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Divorce Quiz

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

Question 1. Which text requires that a get be granted with the husband's "full consent"?
 The Midrash
 The Torah
 The Talmud
 The Zohar


Question 2. Who writes the get in the Jewish divorce ritual?
 The husband
 A rabbi
 A secular legal official
 A scribe


Question 3. What is the Hebrew term for a woman that cannot remarry because she doesn't have a get?


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.


Question 5. Which of these procedures involves a shoe?
 Granting a get.
 Granting a get.
 A conditional get.


Question 6. 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 7. What is required to enact a Jewish divorce?
 Two witnesses.
 A court of three rabbis known as a beit din
 A sofer, or scribe, to record the details.
 All of the above.
 None of the above.


Question 8. At a traditional Jewish divorce ceremony, the presiding rabbi may ask the witnesses all of these questions except
 Did you hear the husband order the scribe to write a get for his wife?
 Is this your signature?
 Do you agree that there is sufficient cause for this couple to divorce?
 Did the husband tell you to sign the get?


Question 9. 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 10. What is a "conditional divorce"?
 The equivalent to a trial separation.
 A divorce granted when a husband faces mortal danger.
 When one party wants a divorce and the other does not.
 Any of the above.
 None of the above.