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Myth or Fact: The Hanukkah Edition

Can you tell which of these statements about Hanukkah are myths, and which are facts?



Question 1. You must give a gift on every night of Hanukkah.
 Myth
 Fact

 

Question 2. Hanukkah candles must be lit from right to left.
 Myth
 Fact

 

Question 3. Fried hamantaschen are a Hanukkah delicacy.
 Myth
 Fact

 

Question 4. It's traditional to play gambling games on Hanukkah.
 Myth
 Fact

 

Question 5. The Maccabees fought against elephants.
 Myth
 Fact