Hanukkah QuizThough 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. The military leader of the first phase of the revolt against the King in 167 BCE was
David the Maccabee
Judah the Maccabee
Mattityahu the Maccabee
Daniel the Maccabee
Question 2. According to the Talmud one should give how many gifts on Hanukkah?
1 each night
At least 1 to a family member, and 1 to a poor person
A total of 9
No presents are mandated by the Talmud
Question 3. Hanukkah is one of the Jewish holidays not mentioned in the Bible.
Question 4. A hanukkiyah
Can only be made out of wood
Can be made out of any material
Must have eight lights with one extra for the shamash
A & C
B & C
Question 5. 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
Question 6. Which of the following was a behavior prohibited by Antiochus?
Dancing the Hora
Question 7. The Torah is read only once during Hanukkah.
Question 8. Which dessert from Israel is eaten at Hanukkah because it is fried in oil?
Sufganiyot (jelly filled donuts)
Atayef (cheese-filled pancakes)
Question 9. The famous Hanukkah song written by "Peter, Paul, and Mary" is called
I Have a Little Dreidel
Light One Candle
December is the Best Month of the Year
Question 10. What does the prayer Al Hanissim offer thanks for?
Godís 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