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
It has become customary for the Hanukkah menorah to have place for nine flames. Why is there a ninth candle, called the shamash?
Question 2 of 10
The famous Hanukkah song written by "Peter, Paul, and Mary" is called
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
Which of the following letters does not appear on a dreidel from America
Question 5 of 10
When lighting Hanukkah candles one should
Question 6 of 10
According to the Talmud one should give how many gifts on Hanukkah?
Question 7 of 10
Hanukkah is also known as...
Question 8 of 10
When playing dreidel, if you spin and get a gimmel you should
Question 9 of 10
The Maccabees were revolting against the ideas of
Question 10 of 10
Who was the first-century Jewish historian wrote his account of the origins of the holiday who wrote about the events of Hanukkah?

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