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. The comic plays performed on Purim are called
Question 3. Written evidence of Purim shpiels (Yiddish for "Purim play") exists in Europe dating back to the
Question 4. During Megillah reading, it is customary to say the names of Haman's sons
All in one breath
Together as a congregation
Question 5. In a leap year, what is the additional month in the Jewish calendar called?
Question 6. In the Purim story, the king's first wife is named
Question 7. When is seudat Purim eaten?
Any time on Purim or Shushan Purim
Purim during the day