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Yibbum: Quiz


Question 1: These laws were first recorded in the Mishna and Talmud in Yevamot, and were later codified by ________ in the Mishneh Torah.
SoulAverroesThomas AquinasMaimonides

Question 2: ________ (Jewish law) has a rich tradition around yibbum.
HalakhaHasidic JudaismHaredi JudaismOrthodox Judaism

Question 3: ________ in modern times have generally upheld the position of Rabbeinu Tam and perform halizah rather than yibbum.
Conservative JudaismAshkenazi JewsOrthodox JudaismRabbi

Question 4: The ________ followed a slightly different course, which may indicate an earlier custom among the Hebrews; the former practiced the levirate only when the woman was betrothed and the marriage had not been consummated.
JudaismSephardi JewsSamaritanAshkenazi Jews

Question 5: Known as ________ (when the marriage is to the deceased's brother) or widow inheritance (when it is to any surviving male relative), it has been practiced by other societies with a strong clan structure.
SomaliaShariaLevirate marriageIndia

Question 6: A famous instance involving a case analogous to yibbum is recounted in the Book of Ruth when after the death of her husband, Ruth is noticed and welcomed by her husband's remaining kinsman ________.

Question 7: It is or was known in societies including the Punjabis, Jats, ________ (Chinese "Xiongnu", "Hsiong-nu", etc.), Mongols, and Tibetans.
Byzantine EmpireAttila the HunBulgarsHuns

Question 8: However, if either of the parties refuses to go through with the marriage, both are required to go through a ceremony known as ________, involving a symbolic act of renunciation of their right to perform this marriage.
NashimShulchan AruchHalizahYibbum

Question 9: The surviving brother is given a choice to fulfill the yibbum obligation or to perform ________, though the latter choice is described by the verse disfavorably.
KashrutHalizahShulchan AruchNashim

Question 10: The most famous case of a levirate-type marriage in the Hebrew Bible is the unusual union of Judah and his daughter-in-law Tamar as recorded in the ________ chapter 38:8.
PsalmsBook of EnochBook of GenesisBooks of Samuel


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