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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. When is seudat Purim eaten?
 Any time on Purim or Shushan Purim
 Erev Purim
 Purim during the day
 Purim evening

 

Question 2. Packages of food and other small treats that are offered to friends and family are called
 Matanot la'evyonim
 Pur
 Mishloach manot
 Hiddur mitzvah

 

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. In the Purim story, the king's first wife is named
 Vashti
 Zeresh
 Hadassah
 Shiva

 

Question 5. The Shabbat before Purim is called
 Shabbat Zakhor
 Shabbat Shekalim
 Shabbat HaGadol
 Saturday
 Shabbat Amalek

 

Question 6. What liturgical additions are there for Purim?
 Hallel
 Purim Al Hanissim in the Amidah Prayer
 Purim Al Hanissim in the Birkat Hamazon
 A, B, & C
 B & C

 

Question 7. During Megillah reading, it is customary to say the names of Haman's sons
 In English
 Silently
 All in one breath
 Backwards
 Together as a congregation