Reply to "BIBLE SKILLS & GAMES Workshop Lessons and Ideas for Esther"

A set of Esther Story Jeopardy! Answers and Questions

Originally posted by Cindy Merten

NUMBERS

A: 10 Chapters
Q: How many chapters are in the book of Esther?

A: 17th book
Q: Where is the book of Esther in the Old Testament?

A: The thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar
Q: What was the day when Haman cast lots to decide when the Jews would be killed? [Esther 3:7]

A: 127 provinces from India to Sudan in Persia?
Q: Over what area did King Ahasuerus rule? [Esther 1:1,2)

A: 75 feet tall
Q: How tall were the gallows Haman had built? [Esther 5:14] [Discuss why they were built and who actually ended up on them.]

A: 3 days and nights
Q: How long did Esther ask all the Jews to fast and pray for her before she went to the king? [Esther 4:16]

A: Two
Q: How many gifts of food are traditionally given to the poor during Purim?

QUOTES

A: "If your Majesty is kind enough to grant my request, I would like you and Haman to be my guests tomorrow at another banquet that I will prepare for you. At that time I will tell you what I want." [Esther 5:6,7]
Q: What was Esther's response when asked by the king what she wanted?

A: "If I must die for doing it, I will die." [Esther 4:16]
Q: What did Esther say when Mordecai told her to speak up to the king?

A: "I am a Jew, and I cannot bow down to Haman." [Esther ?:4]
Q: What did Mordecai say when he was asked about disobeying the king's command to bow down to Haman?

A: "If it please Your Majesty to grant my humble request, my wish is that I may live and that my people may live." [Esther 7:3,4]
Q: What was Esther's request to King Xerxes at the second banquet?

A: "Don't imagine that you are safer than any other Jew just because you are in the royal palace ... who knows ... maybe it was for a time like this that you were made queen!" [Esther 4:12-14]
Q: What was Mordecai's warning to Esther?

MAJOR CHARACTERS

A: King Xerxes is his Greek name, and King Ahasuerus is his Hebrew name.
Q: Who was the King of Persia? [Esther 1:1-1]

A: Mordecai, Esther's cousin. [Esther 2:7]
Q: Who raised Esther?

A: Hadassah
Q: What was Esther's Hebrew name? [Esther 2:7]

A: He refused to show respect for Haman by kneeling and bowing to him. [Esther 3:2,3]
Q: How did Mordecai disobey the king's orders?

A: The King and Haman
Q: Who did Esther invite to a special banquet? [Esther 5:4]

MINOR CHARACTERS

A: Vashti
Q: Who was the Queen before Esther? [Esther 1:11]

A: Bigthana and Teresh [Esther 2:21]
Q: Who were the palace guards who plotted to kill King Ahasuerus?

A: His wife and all his friends suggested it. [Esther 5:14]
Q: Who suggested to Haman the he build gallows on which to hang Mordecai?

A: Harbonah [Esther 7:8,9]
Q: Who told the king that Haman had built gallows at his house so that he could hang Mordecai?

A: Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena and Memucan [Esther 1:14]
Q: Who were the ones the king most often turned to for advice, the seven officials of Persia and Media?

VOCABULARY

A: Purim
Q: What is the holiday observed by Jews today to celebrate the saving of their people?

A: Pur
Q: What were the items called that were used to determine the day Haman had planned to destroy the Jewish people?

A: Hamentaschen
Q: What are the special pastries made during Purim to resemble Haman's hat (in the shape of a triangle) called?

A: Scepter
Q: What was it that Ahasuerus extended to Esther when she came to him? [Esther 4:11]

A: Sackcloth
Q: What kind of clothes did Mordecai wear when he learned that Haman and the king planned to kill the Jews?


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