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?
Eight
Twelve
Ten

2 of 18Pick One:

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

5 of 18Pick One:

What is the ninth candle called?
Shamash
Shemus
Shafar

6 of 18Pick One:

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What are these Hanukkah potato pancakes called?
Lakas
Lakies
Latkes

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?
Dreidel
Darmuda
Delfizt

9 of 18Pick One:

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

10 of 18Pick One:

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

11 of 18Pick One:

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

12 of 18Pick One:

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What are these Hanukkah treats called?
Gatsby
Gelt
Glab

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?
Morning
Night
Afternoon

15 of 18Pick One:

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

16 of 18Pick One:

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

17 of 18Pick One:

What does the word Hanukkah mean?
Dedication
Kindness
Forgiveness

18 of 18Pick One:

What was it that unexpectedly lasted for 8 days?
Oil for the candles
Daylight and sunshine
Bread and fish
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!