Purim QuizPurim 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. What is the name of the noisemakers used during the megillah reading?
Question 2. At the end of the Purim story, we hear that the Jews killed how many of their enemies?
Question 3. The Megillah scroll should be
Read while reclining in a seated position, to show that Jews were victorious and can now recline in freedom
Unrolled and folded up so it looks like a letter of dispatch
Attached on both ends to oak poles, similar to a Torah scroll
Read in the original Aramaic
Question 4. Who is not mentioned in the Book of Esther
Question 5. Scholars believe the actual text of the Book of Esther was written
By an eyewitness to the events
During the First Temple period
During the Second Temple period
In the 2nd century
Question 6. True or False: Traditionally, Purim was a holiday where celebrants drank until they were unable to tell the difference between Mordecai and Haman.
Question 7. According to tradition Esther and Mordecai are buried in: