Hanukkah Quiz

How much do you know about the Festival of Lights?

Though 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.


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How much do you know about Hanukkah?

Question 1 of 10
When playing dreidel, if you spin and get a gimmel you should
Question 2 of 10
A hanukkiyah
Question 3 of 10
True or False: The reason we eat latkes is because it was the food that fortified the Maccabees as they fought Antiochus.
Question 4 of 10
The Torah is read only once during Hanukkah.
Question 5 of 10
Which game is most commonly played during Hannukah?
Question 6 of 10
The Maccabees were led by the sons of the priest Mattathias. How many sons did he have?
Question 7 of 10
The shehekheyanu blessing is recited
Question 8 of 10
What does the prayer Al Hanissim offer thanks for?
Question 9 of 10
Which dessert from Israel is eaten at Hanukkah because it is fried in oil?
Question 10 of 10
Hanukkah is one of the Jewish holidays not mentioned in the Bible.

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