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Revel and be merry when playing quizzes about Purim. It is the most joyous of the Jewish holidays in which the Jews were saved from the evil Haman by the wit and wisdom of Mordechai and Esther.
  Purim and Esther    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Quiz on the Jewish holiday and the book of the Bible (Tanach) that is its basis.
Difficult, 10 Qns, avromf, Mar 04 18
Mar 04 18
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Purim Trivia Questions

1. What Jewish King was Mordechai a descendant of?

From Quiz
Purim and Esther

Answer: King Saul

This means that Esther was also a descendant of Saul. So, she really was royalty.

2. Which spice does Mordechai's name mean?

From Quiz Purim and Esther

Answer: myrrh

Mordechai is a conjunction of 'Mara Dachya', the Aramaic equivelant of the Hebrew 'Mar Dror' which is usually translated as myrrh.

3. How many times is the meggilah read from on Purim?

From Quiz Purim and Esther

Answer: 2

It is read at night and again in the morning.

4. On what day is the meggilah read in Jerusalem?

From Quiz Purim and Esther

Answer: 15th Adar

Their is a law that in a walled city (of which the old city of Jerusalem is) the meggilah is read a day later on 'Shushan Purim'.

5. When there is a leap year, which month is Purim held in, Adar I or Adar II?

From Quiz Purim and Esther

Answer: Adar II & Adar 2 & Adar two

6. How many sons did Haman have?

From Quiz Purim and Esther

Answer: 10

They were all hanged. Some people like to point out that in 1946 Nuremberg, 10 Nazis were also hanged of which one of them went to his death yelling 'PurimFest 1946'.

7. How many days did Ahaseurus' (Achashvairosh) first party last?

From Quiz Purim and Esther

Answer: 180

The second party lasted for 7 days and was for residents of Shushan, the capital.

8. During what holiday was Haman hanged?

From Quiz Purim and Esther

Answer: Passover

Yes. It happened on Pesach. Purim was the day that was chosen by Haman for the day to exterminate the Jews via lots (Purim means lots).

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