Quiz: How Well Do You Know The History Of Hanukkah?

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What do you know about Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is an amazing holiday to celebrate! It is for Jewish people and it is one of the greatest times of the year!

 Dec 02, 2018

1 of 18Pick One:

How many days does it take to fully celebrate Hanukkah?
Ten
Eight
Twelve

2 of 18Pick One:

When was the first Hanukkah celebration ever?
Around 300 B.C.
Around 200 B.C.
Around 400 B.C.

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True or false: The story of Hanukkah does not appear in the Torah.
True
False

4 of 18Pick One:

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What is this called?
Mathimus
Menorah
Modum

5 of 18Pick One:

What is the ninth candle called?
Shafar
Shemus
Shamash

6 of 18Pick One:

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What are these Hanukkah potato pancakes called?
Latkes
Lakas
Lakies

7 of 18Pick One:

True or false: The Hanukkah celebration includes the kindling of a menorah.
False
True

8 of 18Pick One:

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What are these called?
Delfizt
Dreidel
Darmuda

9 of 18Pick One:

According to Hanukkah history, what was Judah Maccabee called?
The Sword
The Tiger
The Hammer

10 of 18Pick One:

True or false: The word Hanukkah means "Love".
True
False

11 of 18Pick One:

What are the jam-filled donuts served during Hanukkah called?
Safredo
Sufganiyot
Safuette

12 of 18Pick One:

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What are these Hanukkah treats called?
Gatsby
Glab
Gelt

13 of 18Pick One:

True or false: Gift exchanging is not acceptable during Hanukkah.
True
False

14 of 18Pick One:

During what time of the day are the candle lit?
Afternoon
Morning
Night

15 of 18Pick One:

According to Hanukkah history, did Antiochus also abolished Judaism in 168 B.C.E.?
No he did not!
Yes he did!

16 of 18Pick One:

True or false: Hanukkah is the festival that commemorates the purification and rededication of the Temple.
True
False
False

17 of 18Pick One:

What does the word Hanukkah mean?
Kindness
Forgiveness
Dedication

18 of 18Pick One:

What was it that unexpectedly lasted for 8 days?
Daylight and sunshine
Bread and fish
Oil for the candles
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Hanukkah is a wonderfully amazing Jewish holiday that overlaps with Christmas. Those who celebrate Hanukkah know just exactly how special of a holiday it truly is! The symbols of this special holiday include the menorah which has candles that must be lit each evening of the celebration! Jewish meals like latkes are served during this amazing holiday as well. Latkes are potato pancakes! Ralph Levy described this amazing Jewish holiday by saying, "We have focused on the miracle-thing and I think we often overlook the message of Hanukkah. To me, the core of the holiday is the cleaning of the temple... The accomplishment was in restoring the temple to the purpose for which it was built. Now think of the temple as a symbol. Perhaps it represents my life. The world has tried to use me for its own (perhaps good, but nonetheless extrinsic) purposes. But now I can dedicate myself to my own original purpose." He also said, "Now, near the Winter Solstice, it is good to light candles. All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful. But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don't know how to light up our own lives." Hanukkah is such a wonderful holiday to celebrate for Jewish families because it is all about celebrating love and unity! This holiday helps Jewish families grow closer to each other and it is a wonderful thing! Take this quiz on Hanukkah and see how good you do when it comes to scoring!