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Test your knowledge on the Book of Esther and the Holiday of Purim


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many provinces did King Ahasuerus rule over?

    • A.

      127

    • B.

      433

    • C.

      12

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    A. 127
    Explanation
    King Ahasuerus ruled over 127 provinces. This is the correct answer because it directly corresponds to the number given in the options. The other options (433, 12, and 7) are not supported by any information provided in the question and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 2. 

    Who did Queen Vasti give a banquet for at the same time her husband, King Ahasuerus, was giving a banquet?

    • A.

      Everyone in the Citadel of Susa.

    • B.

      All the Persian princes.

    • C.

      The woman in the royal palace.

    • D.

      The Jews living in Persia.

    Correct Answer
    C. The woman in the royal palace.
    Explanation
    Queen Vasti gave a banquet for the woman in the royal palace at the same time her husband, King Ahasuerus, was giving a banquet.

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  • 3. 

    Why on the seventh day of his banquet did the King become furious with Queen Vashti?

    • A.

      She stole from him.

    • B.

      She fell in love with someone else.

    • C.

      She ran away from the citadel.

    • D.

      He asked her to come and she refused.

    Correct Answer
    D. He asked her to come and she refused.
    Explanation
    On the seventh day of his banquet, the King became furious with Queen Vashti because he asked her to come and she refused. This refusal would have been seen as a direct challenge to his authority and a public embarrassment for the King, as it undermined his power and control over his subjects. In that time, it was expected for the queen to obey the King's commands, and her refusal would have been seen as a betrayal of her role and duties as a queen.

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  • 4. 

    What tribe was Esther from?

    • A.

      Judah

    • B.

      Asher

    • C.

      Benjamin

    • D.

      Levi

    Correct Answer
    C. Benjamin
    Explanation
    Esther was from the tribe of Benjamin. This can be inferred from the Book of Esther in the Bible, where it is mentioned that Esther was a Jewish queen married to King Ahasuerus. The tribe of Benjamin was one of the twelve tribes of Israel, and Esther is believed to have been descended from this tribe.

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  • 5. 

    How was Mordecai related to Esther?

    • A.

      Cousin

    • B.

      Uncle

    • C.

      Brother

    • D.

      Father

    Correct Answer
    A. Cousin
    Explanation
    Mordecai was related to Esther as her cousin. This means that they shared a common ancestor, but were not siblings or direct family members. Cousins typically have a familial bond and can be close in age, which may explain the close relationship between Mordecai and Esther in the biblical story of Esther.

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  • 6. 

    How did Mordecai save the King's life?

    • A.

      Stopped a piano from dropping on him.

    • B.

      Told Esther to inform the king of an assassination plot.

    • C.

      Prevented him from drinking wine with poison.

    • D.

      Fought with him in battle.

    Correct Answer
    B. Told Esther to inform the king of an assassination plot.
    Explanation
    Mordecai saved the King's life by informing Esther about an assassination plot against the King. By sharing this information with Esther, Mordecai enabled her to inform the King and prevent the assassination from taking place.

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  • 7. 

    Why did Haman dislike Mordecai?

    • A.

      Mordecai did not say excuse me to Haman.

    • B.

      Mordecai did not bow down to Haman.

    • C.

      Mordecai gossiped about Haman.

    • D.

      Mordecai stole Haman's camel.

    Correct Answer
    B. Mordecai did not bow down to Haman.
    Explanation
    Haman disliked Mordecai because Mordecai did not bow down to him. This act of defiance would have been seen as disrespectful and insulting to Haman, who held a high position of power and expected to be honored and revered. Mordecai's refusal to bow down would have angered and offended Haman, leading to his dislike for Mordecai.

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  • 8. 

    Who did Esther invite to her banquet?

    • A.

      Haman and the King

    • B.

      Mordecai and her other cousins.

    • C.

      The eunuchs.

    • D.

      The King's council.

    Correct Answer
    A. Haman and the King
    Explanation
    Esther invited Haman and the King to her banquet. This is evident from the given options where "Haman and the King" is the only choice that mentions the individuals invited by Esther.

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  • 9. 

    What was Haman's wife's name?

    • A.

      Hadassah

    • B.

      Zeresh

    • C.

      Myrtle

    • D.

      Bigthana

    Correct Answer
    B. Zeresh
    Explanation
    Zeresh is the correct answer because in the biblical story of Esther, Haman is a prominent figure who plans to exterminate all the Jews. Zeresh is mentioned as Haman's wife in the book of Esther, and she plays a role in advising him. Her name is significant because it shows that she is associated with Haman's evil plans and supports his actions.

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  • 10. 

    What did the King want read to him when he could not sleep?

    • A.

      A letter from Haman.

    • B.

      Arabian Nights.

    • C.

      Persian holy text.

    • D.

      The record of his reign.

    Correct Answer
    D. The record of his reign.
    Explanation
    The King wanted the record of his reign read to him when he could not sleep. This suggests that the King was interested in reflecting on his accomplishments and reliving the events of his reign. Reading the record of his reign would provide him with a sense of pride and satisfaction, and it may have also helped him make decisions or plan for the future. Additionally, it shows that the King valued his own history and wanted to be informed about the progress and achievements of his kingdom.

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  • 11. 

    What was Haman's punishment for his evil plan to kill all the Jewish people?

    • A.

      Thrown in prison.

    • B.

      Hung from the gallows.

    • C.

      Electric chair.

    • D.

      Burned at the stake.

    Correct Answer
    B. Hung from the gallows.
    Explanation
    Haman's punishment for his evil plan to kill all the Jewish people was being hung from the gallows. This form of punishment was chosen as it was a common method of execution during that time period. The gallows served as a public display of justice and a deterrent for others who might consider carrying out similar acts.

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  • 12. 

    What is the name of the Jewish holiday that celebrates the story of Esther?

    • A.

      Purim

    • B.

      Sukkot

    • C.

      Sabbath

    • D.

      Passover

    Correct Answer
    A. Purim
    Explanation
    Purim is the correct answer because it is the Jewish holiday that celebrates the story of Esther. Purim commemorates the events described in the biblical Book of Esther, where Esther, a Jewish queen, saves the Jewish people from a plot to destroy them. The holiday is characterized by festive celebrations, including the reading of the Book of Esther, giving gifts of food and drink, and dressing up in costumes.

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