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?

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Qustion 1. Hanukkah is also known as...

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

Qustion 2. The Maccabees were revolting against the ideas of

Humanism Hellenism Pragmatism Phenomenology

Qustion 3. Which of the following letters does not appear on a dreidel from America

Shin Nun Bet Gimel Hey

Qustion 4. The Torah is read only once during Hanukkah.

True False

Qustion 5. 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 6. 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 7. 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 8. 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 9. Which dessert from Israel is eaten at Hanukkah because it is fried in oil?

Latkes Sufganiyot (jelly filled donuts) Bimuelos (fritters) Atayef (cheese-filled pancakes)

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

Shema Amidah Birkat Hamazon B & C None of the above
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