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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?


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?


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


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