Hanukkah Quiz

Though initially a minor holiday, Hanukkah has become one of the paradigmatic Jewish holidays. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE, and is celebrated numerous ways.

How much do you know about Hanukkah?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. How many blessings are said when lighting Hanukkah candles? (other than the first night)

1 2 4 5

Qustion 2. The Maccabees were revolting against the ideas of

Humanism Hellenism Pragmatism Phenomenology

Qustion 3. In the late 19th century, some Jews incorporated which Christmas-time celebrations in to their lives.

Christmas Eve balls and dances Decorating trees Going to Mass A&B All of the above

Qustion 4. The Maccabees were led by the sons of the priest Mattathias. How many sons did he have?

One Two Three Four Five

Qustion 5. The “Scroll of Antiochus”, a megillah for Hanukkah, was written in the Talmudic period in what language?

Aramaic Hebrew Arabic Ladino

Qustion 6. Which of the following was a behavior prohibited by Antiochus?

Celebrating Purim Celebrating Hanukkah Learning Torah Dancing the Hora

Qustion 7. Historians believe Hanukkah enjoyed a resurgence in America in modern times because

Jews makes up a majority of America Public schools close for Hanukkah Hanukkah falls so close to Christmas Broadcast television featured lots of Hanukkah specials

Qustion 8. A Hanukkiyah should be placed

Under a bed On a dining room table In a closet In a window

Qustion 9. In the apocryphal story of Judith and Holofernes, Judith feeds the king cheese and wine so that she can...

Sleep with him Make him fall asleep and then behead him Demonstrate her talent in the kitchen Become his military advisor

Qustion 10. The paragraph beginning "Al Hanissim" is added to

Shema Amidah Birkat Hamazon B & C None of the above
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