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. Which king plays a central role in the Hanukkah story?
King Antiochus IV
Question 2. 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
Question 3. 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
Question 4. We can see the development of both the Hanukkah and the stories associated with it in
The Prophetic writings
The Assyrian Talmud
Psalms of Songs
Question 5. The Maccabees and their descendants are also known as the
Question 6. In the late 19th century, some Jews incorporated which Christmas-time celebrations in to their lives.
Christmas Eve balls and dances
Going to Mass
All of the above
Question 7. 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
Question 8. How many blessings are said when lighting Hanukkah candles? (other than the first night)
Question 9. Which dessert from Israel is eaten at Hanukkah because it is fried in oil?
Sufganiyot (jelly filled donuts)
Atayef (cheese-filled pancakes)
Question 10. A special scroll that contained many legends about Hanukkah and was once read on the holiday is called
The Scroll of Antiochus
The Scroll of Esther
The Scroll of Light
The Scroll of Swordsmen