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. In the Purim story, the king's first wife is named

Vashti Zeresh Hadassah Shiva

Qustion 2. 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

Qustion 3. According to tradition Esther and Mordecai are buried in:

Baghdad, Iraq Hamadan, Iran Tehran, Iran Sulaimaniya, Iraq

Qustion 4. According to tradition, Haman was

An Amalekite A Nazi A Failed Artist A Hopeless Romantic

Qustion 5. The Book of Esther is one of how many biblical books that do not refer directly to God?

Two Three Four Five

Qustion 6. What was the name of the King of Persia in the Purim story?

King Ahasuerus King David King Antiochus IV King Ahab

Qustion 7. True or False: Unlike Torah scrolls, many scrolls of Esther are illuminated with illustrations of the narrative.

True False

Qustion 8. The comic plays performed on Purim are called

Purim shtick Purim shpiels Purim farbrengen Purim epics

Qustion 9. 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 10. Matanot la'evyonim are

Purim plays Gifts to the poor Noisemakers Hamentashen
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