Megilas Esther Trivia Questions

Trivia questions on Megillas Esther to use at your Purim party! Divide into teams and see which team can get the most answers right.

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  1. How many provinces did Achashveirosh rule over?
  2. How many silver talents (כִּכַּר כֶּסֶף) did Haman say he would give Achashveirosh if he would wipe out the Jewish people?
  3. How many amos high was the gallows that Haman made to hang Mordechai?
  4. How many men did the Jews kill in Shushan on 13 Adar?
  5. How many men did the Jews kill in Shushan on 14 Adar?
  6. How many men did the Jews in the rest of the cities kill?


  1. Who was Heigeih?
  2. Who was Mordechai’s grandfather?
  3. Who were כַּרְשְׁנָא שֵׁתָר אַדְמָתָא תַרְשִׁישׁ מֶרֶס מַרְסְנָא מְמוּכָן ?
  4. What was Hamans wife’s name?
  5. Who was Shaashgaz?
  6. Who was the messenger who passed messages between Esther and Mordechai?
  7. What was Esther’s other name?


  1. פַּרְשַׁנְדָּתָא דַּלְפוֹן אַסְפָּתָא פּוֹרָתָא אֲדַלְיָא אַדְמָתָא אֲרִידָתָא פַּרְמַשְׁתָּא אֲרִיסַי אֲרִידַי וַיְזָתָא
  2. להשמיד לאבד להשחית להרג


  1. לֹא עַל הַמֶּלֶךְ לְבַדּוֹ עָוְתָה וַשְׁתִּי הַמַּלְכָּה כִּי עַל כָּל הַָרִים וְעַל כָּל הָעַמִּים אֲשֶׁר בְּכָל מְדִינוֹת הַמֶּלֶךְ אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹש
  2. ?מִי בֶחָצֵר


  1. Why does the Megillah tell us כִּי אֵין לָבוֹא אֶל שַׁעַר הַמֶּלֶךְ בִּלְבוּשׁ שָׂק ?
  2. What was the cause of וַחֲמַת הַמֶּלֶךְ שָׁכָכָה ?
  3. About what event is it said: וְנַהֲפוֹךְ הוּא ?


  1. In what year of Achashveirosh’s reign did he make a party?
  2. On what day of Achashveirosh’s party did he order for Vashti to come? (i.e. the 1st day, 2nd day, etc.)
  3. In what month did Haman cast lots?
  4. On what date (month / day) were the king’s scribes summoned to write Haman’s decree to destroy the Jews?
  5. In what month was Esther taken to Achashveirsoh for the first time?
  6. On what date (month / day) did Achshveirosh’s scribes write that Jews can assemble and protect themselves on 13 Adar?


  1. How long was Achashveirosh’s party for the people of Shushan?
  2. How long was each woman prepared with makeup etc. before appearing before Achashveirosh?
  3. How long was Achashveirosh’s party for all of Paras and Madai?
  4. Esther told Mordechai that she was afraid to come to Achashveirosh uninvited, because she had not been summed to the king for the past _____ (how long)?
  5. For how long did Esther tell Mordechai to tell the Jews of Shushan to fast?


  1. וַיִּזְעַק זְעָקָה גְדוֹלָה וּמָרָה
  2. חֲפוּי רֹאש
  3. לֹא תוּכַל לוֹ כִּי נָפוֹל תִּפּוֹל לְפָנָיו
  4. וְכָל זֶה אֵינֶנּוּ שֹׁוֶה לִי
  5. מִי הוּא זֶה וְאֵי זֶה הוּא
  6. תְּלֻהו עָלָיו