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. Who was the first-century Jewish historian wrote his account of the origins of the holiday who wrote about the events of Hanukkah?
Question 2. 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 3. The Maccabees and their descendants are also known as the
Question 4. 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 5. 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 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 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 8. When was the Hanukkah song Ma'oz Tsur written?
After the creation of the state of Israel
Question 9. The “Scroll of Antiochus”, a megillah for Hanukkah, was written in the Talmudic period in what language?
Question 10. Which game is most commonly played during Hannukah?
Pin the tail on Ahasuerus
Go-fish with Hanukkah gelt
Who can eat the most latkes