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 dessert from Israel is eaten at Hanukkah because it is fried in oil?
Sufganiyot (jelly filled donuts)
Atayef (cheese-filled pancakes)
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 paragraph beginning "Al Hanissim" is added to
B & C
None of the above
Question 4. 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
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. 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. How many blessings are said when lighting Hanukkah candles? (other than the first night)
Question 8. An eyewitness to the events of Hannukah wrote which scroll in Hebrew?
The Scroll of Judah
First Book of Maccabees
Second Book of Maccabees
Question 9. The Maccabees were revolting against the ideas of
Question 10. Which of the following letters does not appear on a dreidel from America