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
Hanukkah is one of the Jewish holidays not mentioned in the Bible.
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
When was the Hanukkah song Ma'oz Tsur written?
Question 5 of 10
The “Scroll of Antiochus”, a megillah for Hanukkah, was written in the Talmudic period in what language?
Question 6 of 10
Historians believe Hanukkah enjoyed a resurgence in America in modern times because
Question 7 of 10
A Hanukkiyah should be placed
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
How many blessings are said when lighting Hanukkah candles? (other than the first night)
Question 10 of 10
True or False: The reason we eat latkes is because it was the food that fortified the Maccabees as they fought Antiochus.

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