Purim Quiz

How much do you know about this festive holiday?

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 10
Matanot la'evyonim are
Question 2 of 10
Written evidence of Purim shpiels (Yiddish for "Purim play") exists in Europe dating back to the
Question 3 of 10
True or False: During Megillah reading, it is customary for the congregation to drown out the name of Ahasuerus by making noise.
Question 4 of 10
Shushan Purim is
Question 5 of 10
Who is not mentioned in the Book of Esther
Question 6 of 10
True or False: Traditionally, Purim was a holiday where celebrants drank until they were unable to tell the difference between Mordecai and Haman.
Question 7 of 10
Purim and its customs of drinking, dressing-up, and mockery do NOT provide the opportunity for
Question 8 of 10
According to tradition Esther and Mordecai are buried in:
Question 9 of 10
Beans and peas are sometimes eaten on Purim because
Question 10 of 10
The name "Purim" is the plural of the word pur, which means

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