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. 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 2. In the Purim story, the king's first wife is named
Question 3. When is seudat Purim eaten?
Any time on Purim or Shushan Purim
Purim during the day
Question 4. Haman drew lots to determine the day he would take revenge on the Jews. This day was
The 13th of the month of Av
The 13th of the month of Adar
The 13th of the month of Tamuz
The 26th of the month of Adar
Question 5. On Purim we read the Book of Esther
Only if we're in the mood
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. The comic plays performed on Purim are called