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. 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 2. The Torah is read only once during Hanukkah.
Question 3. Which dessert from Israel is eaten at Hanukkah because it is fried in oil?
Sufganiyot (jelly filled donuts)
Atayef (cheese-filled pancakes)
Question 4. 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 5. Who was the first-century Jewish historian wrote his account of the origins of the holiday who wrote about the events of Hanukkah?
Question 6. Hanukkah is one of the Jewish holidays not mentioned in the Bible.
Question 7. The paragraph beginning "Al Hanissim" is added to
B & C
None of the above
Question 8. Hanukkah is also known as...
The Festival of Seven Days
The Festival of Lights
The Defeat of the Syrian Greeks
Judah the Maccabee
Question 9. 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 10. The Maccabees were led by the sons of the priest Mattathias. How many sons did he have?