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Purim Quiz

Purim is the most carnivalesque Jewish holiday. It is a day when norms are subverted and reversed to commemorate the reversal of fortune recorded in the Book of Esther. How much do you know about Purim?

Question 1. Who is not mentioned in the Book of Esther


Question 2. When is seudat Purim eaten?
 Any time on Purim or Shushan Purim
 Erev Purim
 Purim during the day
 Purim evening


Question 3. Matanot la'evyonim are
 Purim plays
 Gifts to the poor


Question 4. At the end of the Purim story, we hear that the Jews killed how many of their enemies?


Question 5. The Fast of Esther (Ta'anit Esther) is related to
 The threat to destroy the Jewish people
 The destruction of Jerusalem
 The loss of the Jewish state
 The death of Mordecai


Question 6. Packages of food and other small treats that are offered to friends and family are called
 Matanot la'evyonim
 Mishloach manot
 Hiddur mitzvah


Question 7. Josephus, a Jewish historian of the first century of the Common Era, paraphrases the story of Esther in
 The Antiquities of the Jews
 The Megillah
 The Talmud
 The Early History of the Jews