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

Celebrating Purim Celebrating Hanukkah Learning Torah Dancing the Hora

Qustion 2. Hanukkah is also known as...

The Festival of Seven Days The Festival of Lights The Defeat of the Syrian Greeks Judah the Maccabee

Qustion 3. How many blessings are said when lighting Hanukkah candles? (other than the first night)

1 2 4 5

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. When lighting Hanukkah candles one should

Always light from left to right Always light from right to left If you’re a righty start from the right, and if you’re a lefty, start from the left Light from the middle going out, first left, then right

Qustion 6. We can see the development of both the Hanukkah and the stories associated with it in

The Prophetic writings The Gemara The Assyrian Talmud Psalms of Songs

Qustion 7. The Maccabees were revolting against the ideas of

Humanism Hellenism Pragmatism Phenomenology

Qustion 8. 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 9. Which game is most commonly played during Hannukah?

Pin the tail on Ahasuerus Dreidel Go-fish with Hanukkah gelt Who can eat the most latkes

Qustion 10. Hanukkah is one of the Jewish holidays not mentioned in the Bible.

True False
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