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. Purim Katan is observed

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

Qustion 2. 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 3. The Book of Esther is one of how many biblical books that do not refer directly to God?

Two Three Four Five

Qustion 4. The Shabbat before Purim is called

Shabbat Zakhor Shabbat Shekalim Shabbat HaGadol Saturday Shabbat Amalek

Qustion 5. What is the name of the noisemakers used during the megillah reading?

Graggers Trumpets Kazoos Recorders

Qustion 6. 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 7. What was the name of the King of Persia in the Purim story?

King Ahasuerus King David King Antiochus IV King Ahab

Qustion 8. According to tradition Esther and Mordecai are buried in:

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

Qustion 9. True or False: Traditionally, Purim was a holiday where celebrants drank until they were unable to tell the difference between Mordecai and Haman.

True False

Qustion 10. The Megillah scroll should be

Read while reclining in a seated position, to show that Jews were victorious and can now recline in freedom Unrolled and folded up so it looks like a letter of dispatch Attached on both ends to oak poles, similar to a Torah scroll Read in the original Aramaic
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