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. During Megillah reading, it is customary to say the names of Haman's sons
All in one breath
Together as a congregation
Question 2. Purim Katan is observed
In the month of Kislev
Every other year
In the month of Adar I
On a Tuesday
Question 3. According to tradition, Haman was
A Failed Artist
A Hopeless Romantic
Question 4. True or False: Unlike Torah scrolls, many scrolls of Esther are illuminated with illustrations of the narrative.
Question 5. According to tradition Esther and Mordecai are buried in:
Question 6. True or False: In the Sistine Chapel, Haman is portrayed as being crucified by the Jews.
Question 7. 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