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Weddings Quiz

When planning a Jewish wedding, there are laws and traditions concerning everything from the engagement, to the procession, to the week after the wedding. How much do you know about Jewish weddings?



Question 1. True or false: In traditional circles, the bride and groom do not embark upon a honeymoon immediately after their wedding.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. Which Jewish movement has come out strongly in favor of same-sex marriages?
 Orthodox
 Conservative
 Haredi
 Reconstructionist

 

Question 3. The ketubah is traditionally both a legal document and a
 disposable document
 artistic document
 funny document
 tax document

 

Question 4. What is the name of the circle dance that is traditionally performed at Jewish wedding parties?
 Hora
 Klezmer
 Sheitel
 Polka

 

Question 5. Why is Tuesday considered an especially auspicious day for a wedding? Which one is right?
 Because in the Creation Story, God mentioned twice that the day is good
 Because people have recovered from the weekend
 Because the Ten Commandments were delivered on a Tuesday
 Because the Temple was completed on a Tuesday

 

Question 6. On which of these dates is a wedding NOT traditionally prohibited?
 Shabbat
 Yom Ha’atzmaut
 Shavuot
 Fast of Esther

 

Question 7. Which of these has been suggested to explain why a glass is broken at the end of a Jewish wedding ceremony?
 It recalls those individuals who do not have the freedom to celebrate either religiously or publicly
 It commemorates the destruction of the Temple
 It is an act of noisemaking employed to chase away demons that might attack the couple
 All of the above

 

Question 8. According to the 2001 American Religious Identification Survey, what portion of Jewish adults in America are members of interfaith families?
 One-fourth
 One-fifth
 One-half
 Three-quarters

 

Question 9. In Yiddish, an aufruf means
 calling up
 congratulations
 husband
 get drunk

 

Question 10. Which is NOT part of the seven blessings (sheva brachot)?
 Blessed are You, Creator of the fruit of the vine
 Gladden these beloved companions as You gladdened Your creatures in the garden of Eden
 Blessed are You, Creator of human beings
 Blessed are You, Creator of food from the earth