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. True or False: During Megillah reading, it is customary for the congregation to drown out the name of Ahasuerus by making noise.
Question 2. Purim Katan is observed
In the month of Kislev
Every other year
In the month of Adar I
On a Tuesday
Question 3. 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 4. True or False: Unlike Torah scrolls, many scrolls of Esther are illuminated with illustrations of the narrative.
Question 5. Shushan Purim is
Another name for the regular Purim holiday
A line dance done after the Megillah reading
An extra day of Purim observed by cities that have been walled since the days of Joshua
The city where the first Megillah was written
Question 6. On Purim we read the Book of Esther
Only if we're in the mood
Question 7. At the end of the Purim story, we hear that the Jews killed how many of their enemies?