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?

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Qustion 1. 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 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

Qustion 3. Haman drew lots to determine the day he would take revenge on the Jews. This day was

The 13th of the month of Av The 13th of the month of Adar The 13th of the month of Tamuz The 26th of the month of Adar

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. Purim Katan is observed

In the month of Kislev Every other year Every year In the month of Adar I On a Tuesday

Qustion 6. When Mordechai told Esther of Haman's plans, she asked Mordechai to declare a fast that was how long

12 hours One day Two days Three days

Qustion 7. Shushan Purim is

Another name for the regular Purim holiday A line dance done after the Megillah reading An extra day of Purim observed by cities that have been walled since the days of Joshua The city where the first Megillah was written

Qustion 8. The Book of Esther is one of how many biblical books that do not refer directly to God?

Two Three Four Five

Qustion 9. On Purim we read the Book of Esther

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

Qustion 10. 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
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