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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. In a leap year, what is the additional month in the Jewish calendar called?
 Kislev II
 Adar II
 Tishvan II
 Av II

 

Question 2. When Mordechai told Esther of Haman's plans, she asked Mordechai to declare a fast that was how long
 12 hours
 One day
 Two days
 Three days

 

Question 3. The Book of Esther is one of how many biblical books that do not refer directly to God?
 Two
 Three
 Four
 Five

 

Question 4. What was the name of the King of Persia in the Purim story?
 King Ahasuerus
 King David
 King Antiochus IV
 King Ahab

 

Question 5. What is the name of the noisemakers used during the megillah reading?
 Graggers
 Trumpets
 Kazoos
 Recorders

 

Question 6. The Shabbat before Purim is called
 Shabbat Zakhor
 Shabbat Shekalim
 Shabbat HaGadol
 Saturday
 Shabbat Amalek

 

Question 7. Matanot la'evyonim are
 Purim plays
 Gifts to the poor
 Noisemakers
 Hamentashen