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 of :

Qustion 1. The Book of Esther is one of how many biblical books that do not refer directly to God?

Two Three Four Five

Qustion 2. At the end of the Purim story, we hear that the Jews killed how many of their enemies?

25,000 50,000 75,000 100,000

Qustion 3. Matanot la'evyonim are

Purim plays Gifts to the poor Noisemakers Hamentashen

Qustion 4. Written evidence of Purim shpiels (Yiddish for "Purim play") exists in Europe dating back to the

4th century 10th century 14th century 20th century

Qustion 5. On Purim we read the Book of Esther

Once Twice Three times Only if we're in the mood

Qustion 6. The name "Purim" is the plural of the word pur, which means

Revenge Salvation Lot Kings Reading

Qustion 7. The scroll of Esther is read with

The same cantillation also used for the Torah The same cantillation also used for the haftarah A special cantillation specifically for Esther The same cantillation also used for the Song of Songs and Ruth

Qustion 8. Beans and peas are sometimes eaten on Purim because

To balance the calories in hamantaschen Tradition teaches that Esther was a vegetarian in the king's court It is prohibited to eat meat on Purim Persian Jews invented falafel

Qustion 9. The Shabbat before Purim is called

Shabbat Zakhor Shabbat Shekalim Shabbat HaGadol Saturday Shabbat Amalek

Qustion 10. What was the name of the King of Persia in the Purim story?

King Ahasuerus King David King Antiochus IV King Ahab
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