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 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 2. The Torah is read only once during Hanukkah.
Question 3. 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 4. When was the Hanukkah song Ma'oz Tsur written?
After the creation of the state of Israel
Question 5. Which king plays a central role in the Hanukkah story?
King Antiochus IV
Question 6. 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
Question 7. It has become customary for the Hanukkah menorah to have place for nine flames. Why is there a ninth candle, called the shamash?
A "servant flame" is needed to light the other eight, keeping them from serving the pragmatic function of lighting another flame
Because it is necessary to have one flame higher than the others, to remind us of the High Priests
To symbolize Godís commandments, which we all should fulfill
There is no real reason, itís just a custom
Question 8. 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 9. 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 10. The Maccabees were led by the sons of the priest Mattathias. How many sons did he have?