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 Maccabees were revolting against the ideas of
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. Which game is most commonly played during Hannukah?
Pin the tail on Ahasuerus
Go-fish with Hanukkah gelt
Who can eat the most latkes
Question 4. Which king plays a central role in the Hanukkah story?
King Antiochus IV
Question 5. Which of the following letters does not appear on a dreidel from America
Question 6. How many blessings are said when lighting Hanukkah candles? (other than the first night)
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. The paragraph beginning "Al Hanissim" is added to
B & C
None of the above
Question 9. 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 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