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
The Torah is read only once during Hanukkah.
Question 2 of 10
In the late 19th century, some Jews incorporated which Christmas-time celebrations in to their lives.
Question 3 of 10
In the apocryphal story of Judith and Holofernes, Judith feeds the king cheese and wine so that she can...
Question 4 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 5 of 10
Which dessert from Israel is eaten at Hanukkah because it is fried in oil?
Question 6 of 10
Hanukkah is one of the Jewish holidays not mentioned in the Bible.
Question 7 of 10
We can see the development of both the Hanukkah and the stories associated with it in
Question 8 of 10
The Maccabees were led by the sons of the priest Mattathias. How many sons did he have?
Question 9 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 10 of 10
The paragraph beginning "Al Hanissim" is added to

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