Hanukkah Quiz

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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. What does the prayer Al Hanissim offer thanks for?

God’s role during Hanukkah The potatoes from which latkes are made God allowing the Jews to be fruitful and multiply All the miracles that have helped the Jews in the Bible

Qustion 2. When was the Hanukkah song Ma'oz Tsur written?

Biblical times Talmudic times Medieval times After the creation of the state of Israel

Qustion 3. The Torah is read only once during Hanukkah.

True False

Qustion 4. The shehekheyanu blessing is recited

Every night of Hanukkah Only on the first night The first night and the last night Every night of every single religious holiday

Qustion 5. 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 6. Which of the following letters does not appear on a dreidel from America

Shin Nun Bet Gimel Hey

Qustion 7. When playing dreidel, if you spin and get a gimmel you should

Put some gelt into the pot Skip a turn Get sent to jail Take the pot for yourself

Qustion 8. The Maccabees were revolting against the ideas of

Humanism Hellenism Pragmatism Phenomenology

Qustion 9. How many blessings are said when lighting Hanukkah candles? (other than the first night)

1 2 4 5

Qustion 10. 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
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