ESTHER

Updated 12/2015

CHAPTER 1

  1. Who were king and queen during the time of Esther?
  2. What was the king celebrating?
  3. Who did the king hold a feast for at the end of his celebration for his officials and servants?
  4. What did the king want from the queen?
  5. What fear did the king and his officials have of the people when the queen refused to come to the king?
  6. What was done to the queen?

CHAPTER 2

  1. Who was sought for the king to replace Queen Vashti?
  2. Who was Esther?
  3. What type of preparations did the women go through before seeing the king?
  4. What did Mordecai discover during the preparation time of the virgins?

CHAPTER 3

  1. Who did the king promote to his second in command above all his princes?
  2. Why did Haman despise Mordecai?
  3. What plan did Haman devise against Mordecai and his people?

CHAPTER 4

  1. Why could Queen Esther not come freely before the king?
  2. a. What did Queen Esther ask Mordecai and the Jews in Shushan to do for her?

CHAPTER 5

  1. What did Esther ask of the king after her three days of fasting?
  2. What did the Queen ask of the king after the banquet?
  3. a. What angered Haman after the banquet? b. What action was advised to Haman by is wife and friends?

CHAPTER 6

  1. a. Why did the king read the book of the chronicles the night before the second banquet of the queen? b. What did he read?
  2. Who did Haman think the king wanted to honor?
  3. What was done for Mordecai?

CHAPTER 7

  1. What petition did Esther make known at the second banquet for the king and Haman?
  2. What did the king discover when he came back into the room?
  3. What was Haman's punishment for his plot and assault?

CHAPTER 8

  1. What further request did Esther ask of the king?
  2. What did the king suggest to Esther to save her people?

CHAPTER 9

  1. What happened on the scheduled day of annihilation of the Jews?
  2. What did Queen Esther further ask of the king?
  3. What feast did the Jews declare in remembrance of their rest from their enemies?

CHAPTER 10

  1. Who became second to the king?