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. Matanot la'evyonim are
Gifts to the poor
Question 3. True or False: During Megillah reading, it is customary for the congregation to drown out the name of Ahasuerus by making noise.
Question 4. Hamantashen get their name from the Yiddish meaning
Question 5. During Megillah reading, it is customary to say the names of Haman's sons
All in one breath
Together as a congregation
Question 6. Josephus, a Jewish historian of the first century of the Common Era, paraphrases the story of Esther in
The Antiquities of the Jews
The Early History of the Jews
Question 7. 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