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
It has become customary for the Hanukkah menorah to have place for nine flames. Why is there a ninth candle, called the shamash?
Question 3 of 10
The military leader of the first phase of the revolt against the King in 167 BCE was
Question 4 of 10
Which king plays a central role in the Hanukkah story?
Question 5 of 10
Hanukkah is one of the Jewish holidays not mentioned in the Bible.
Question 6 of 10
Historians believe Hanukkah enjoyed a resurgence in America in modern times because
Question 7 of 10
The Maccabees were revolting against the ideas of
Question 8 of 10
Which game is most commonly played during Hannukah?
Question 9 of 10
A special scroll that contained many legends about Hanukkah and was once read on the holiday is called
Question 10 of 10
When was the Hanukkah song Ma'oz Tsur written?

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