A Trivia On The Book Of Esther Chapter 3 And 4

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A Trivia On The Book Of Esther Chapter 3 And 4 - Quiz

Book of Esther, a Book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament which is one of the five Scrolls in the Hebrew Bible. It's about the story of a Hebrew Woman named Hadassah, known as Esther, who becomes the queen of Persia and prevent a genocide of her people. This quiz has been designed to test your knowledge about the characters and events from Chapter 3 and 4. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Haman's father was whom?

    • A.

      Hammedatha

    • B.

      Bigthan

    • C.

      Shaashgaz

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. Hammedatha
    Explanation
    Haman's father was Hammedatha.

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  • 2. 

    What nationality was Haman?

    • A.

      Jewish

    • B.

      Persian

    • C.

      Agagite

    • D.

      Catholic

    Correct Answer
    C. Agagite
    Explanation
    Haman was an Agagite. This is evident from the biblical account in the Book of Esther, where it is mentioned that Haman was a descendant of Agag, the king of the Amalekites. The Amalekites were enemies of the Jewish people, and Haman's plot to exterminate the Jews in Persia was driven by his deep-seated hatred towards them. Therefore, the correct answer is Agagite.

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  • 3. 

    Mordecai would not do what to Haman?

    • A.

      Pay him

    • B.

      Bow

    • C.

      Acknowledge

    Correct Answer
    B. Bow
    Explanation
    Mordecai would not bow to Haman.

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  • 4. 

    What was Haman when Mordecai would not bow to him?

    • A.

      Angry

    • B.

      Saddened

    • C.

      He pitied Mordecai

    • D.

      Happy

    Correct Answer
    A. Angry
    Explanation
    When Mordecai refused to bow to him, Haman became angry. This is evident from the context of the story of Esther in the Bible, where Haman's anger towards Mordecai is described. Haman's anger stemmed from his pride and desire for power, as Mordecai's refusal to bow to him challenged his authority and superiority.

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  • 5. 

    What is the first month called?

    • A.

      Chislev

    • B.

      Nisan

    • C.

      Shinar

    • D.

      January

    Correct Answer
    B. Nisan
    Explanation
    Nisan is the first month in the Hebrew calendar, which is used in Jewish religious observances. This month typically falls in March or April in the Gregorian calendar. It is considered the first month because it marks the beginning of the spring season and is associated with the holiday of Passover. Chislev, Shinar, and January are not the first months in any widely recognized calendar system.

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  • 6. 

    How did Haman determine the day and the month he was going to kill all the Jews?

    • A.

      He cast Pur(the lot)

    • B.

      He chose randomly

    • C.

      He let the king decide

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    A. He cast Pur(the lot)
    Explanation
    Haman determined the day and month he was going to kill all the Jews by casting Pur, which means casting lots. This was a method of making decisions by chance or random selection. Haman used this method to determine the most favorable date for his plan, leaving it up to fate rather than personal choice or the king's decision.

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  • 7. 

    What month did Pur fall on? (NOT cast on) 

    • A.

      12th month

    • B.

      1st

    • C.

      7th

    • D.

      8th

    Correct Answer
    A. 12th month
    Explanation
    Pur fell on the 12th month.

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  • 8. 

    How much money was Haman willing to pay for the destruction of the Jews?

    • A.

      20,000 talents of silver

    • B.

      15,000 talents of silver

    • C.

      10,000 talents of silver

    • D.

      19000

    Correct Answer
    C. 10,000 talents of silver
    Explanation
    Haman was willing to pay 10,000 talents of silver for the destruction of the Jews.

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  • 9. 

    What did the king do when Haman told him what his plan was?

    • A.

      He said "no"

    • B.

      He gave Haman his signet ring

    • C.

      He held out his scepter

    • D.

      He captured Haman

    Correct Answer
    B. He gave Haman his signet ring
    Explanation
    When Haman told the king about his plan, the king responded by giving Haman his signet ring. This action signifies that the king entrusted Haman with his authority and power, allowing him to act on behalf of the king. By giving Haman his signet ring, the king essentially gave him the authority to carry out his plan and execute it with the king's backing and approval.

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  • 10. 

    On what day on the first month was a decree sent out?

    • A.

      7th

    • B.

      10th

    • C.

      13th

    • D.

      15th

    Correct Answer
    C. 13th
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 13th. This means that on the 13th day of the first month, a decree was sent out.

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  • 11. 

    What wasn't said in the decree?

    • A.

      To plunder their possessions

    • B.

      To shame the Jews

    • C.

      To annihilate the Jews

    • D.

      To beat jews

    Correct Answer
    B. To shame the Jews
    Explanation
    The decree did not mention anything about shaming the Jews. It only included instructions to plunder their possessions, annihilate them, and beat them.

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  • 12. 

    What was the city of Shushan after the decree was sent out?

    • A.

      Afraid

    • B.

      Confused

    • C.

      Angry

    • D.

      Sad

    Correct Answer
    B. Confused
    Explanation
    After the decree was sent out, the city of Shushan was confused. This suggests that the people in the city were uncertain and unsure about how to react to the decree. They might have been perplexed and puzzled by the implications of the decree, leading to a state of confusion within the city.

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  • 13. 

    Why couldn't Mordecai enter the king's gate?

    • A.

      He was wearing a sackcloth

    • B.

      He was a Jew

    • C.

      Haman kept him from coming in

    Correct Answer
    A. He was wearing a sackcloth
    Explanation
    Mordecai couldn't enter the king's gate because he was wearing a sackcloth. Sackcloth was a coarse, rough material traditionally worn as a sign of mourning or repentance. It was not appropriate attire for entering the king's presence, as it would have been seen as disrespectful or inappropriate. Therefore, Mordecai was prevented from entering the king's gate due to his choice of clothing.

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  • 14. 

    Who did Esther call to know why Mordecai was mourning?

    • A.

      Hathach

    • B.

      Shazzar

    • C.

      Linieh

    Correct Answer
    A. Hathach
    Explanation
    Esther called Hathach to know why Mordecai was mourning.

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  • 15. 

    What was in front of the king's gate?

    • A.

      The city square

    • B.

      Bazaar

    • C.

      A temple to Baal

    Correct Answer
    A. The city square
    Explanation
    In front of the king's gate, there was the city square.

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  • 16. 

    What happens if you go into the inner court, uncalled and the king doesn't hand you the golden scepter?

    • A.

      You can't talk to the king

    • B.

      You are banished

    • C.

      You die

    Correct Answer
    C. You die
    Explanation
    If you go into the inner court without being called and the king doesn't hand you the golden scepter, it implies that you have violated a strict protocol or rule. In this scenario, the consequence is severe, as it suggests that you have committed a grave offense or posed a threat to the king's safety. Therefore, the punishment for such an act is death, emphasizing the seriousness of the breach and the importance of following proper protocol in the king's presence.

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  • 17. 

    How long had Esther not been called to go into the inner court?

    • A.

      Six months

    • B.

      Thirty days

    • C.

      Ten days

    Correct Answer
    B. Thirty days
    Explanation
    Esther had not been called to go into the inner court for thirty days. This suggests that she had not been summoned by the king for a whole month.

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  • 18. 

    When were they not allowed to eat during the fast?

    • A.

      Day

    • B.

      Night

    • C.

      Day & night

    Correct Answer
    C. Day & night
    Explanation
    During the fast, they were not allowed to eat both during the day and at night. This means that they had to abstain from food throughout the entire duration of the fast, regardless of the time of day.

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