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
What is the name of the noisemakers used during the megillah reading?
Question 2 of 10
Packages of food and other small treats that are offered to friends and family are called
Question 3 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 4 of 10
The Book of Esther is one of how many biblical books that do not refer directly to God?
Question 5 of 10
Josephus, a Jewish historian of the first century of the Common Era, paraphrases the story of Esther in
Question 6 of 10
Haman drew lots to determine the day he would take revenge on the Jews. This day was
Question 7 of 10
The scroll of Esther is read with
Question 8 of 10
According to tradition Esther and Mordecai are buried in:
Question 9 of 10
When Mordechai told Esther of Haman's plans, she asked Mordechai to declare a fast that was how long
Question 10 of 10
True or False: Unlike Torah scrolls, many scrolls of Esther are illuminated with illustrations of the narrative.

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