LivePolls Hanukkah Festival trivia questions

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Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights, is an eight day Jewish holiday that commemorates the Maccabees’ successful fight for freedom from the Greek-Syrians. This holiday is celebrated by lighting a nine branched menorah in honor of the menorah that stayed lit in Jerusalem for eight days when there was only enough oil for one. During the eight days of Hanukkah, families and friends gather to celebrate, exchange gifts and play traditional games. The traditional foods for Hanukkah are fried in oil to commemorate the miracle of the oil that the Maccabees performed. It is a time of celebration, reflecting on the enduring power of freedom and faith. Whether you are a Jew or not, Hanukkah is a great opportunity to bring people together and make wonderful memories.

1) What does the word "Hanukkah" mean?

  • Rejoice
  • Dedication
  • Celebration
  • Festival

2) What kind of oil was used for the menorah in the Second Temple of Jerusalem?

  • Canola
  • Soybean
  • Sunflower
  • Olive

3) What is the eighth night of Hanukkah traditionally known as?

  • Miracle Day
  • Victory Day
  • Celebration Day
  • Rejoicing Day

4) How many candles are on a traditional menorah?

  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7

5) What is the name of the traditional Hanukkah cookie?

  • Sufganiyot
  • Kugel
  • Latkes
  • Mandelbrot

6) What is the Hebrew word for the game of dreidel?

  • Latkenay
  • Shammash
  • Channukah
  • Sivivon

7) How many sides does a traditional dreidel have?

  • 3
  • 6
  • 4
  • 5

8) What Jewish religious holiday is celebrated on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev?

  • Sukkot
  • Yom Kippur
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Hanukkah

9) What is the name of the Maccabean revolt?

  • The Golden Revolution
  • The Pillar of Resistance
  • The Precious Uprising
  • The Hasmonean Revolt

10) What is the primary reason for celebrating the festival of Hanukkah?

  • To commemorate the miracle of the oil
  • To celebrate the victory of the Maccabees
  • To celebrate the dedication of the Second Temple
  • To remember the 10 commandments

11) How did the miracle of the oil take place?

  • The oil was able to last for 8 days
  • The oil multiplied to last for 8 days
  • The oil multiplied to last for 8 weeks
  • The oil burned for 8 days

12) How many Maccabees were part of the revolt?

  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
  • 10

13) What is the traditional holiday gift among Jewish families during Hanukkah?

  • Money
  • Toys
  • Chocolate Coins
  • Books

14) On what day of Hanukkah is the menorah lit?

  • First
  • Second
  • Seventh
  • Eighth

15) What is the name of the traditional Hanukkah song?

  • Ma'oz Tzur
  • O Chanukah
  • Al HaNissim
  • Hinei Ma Tov

16) What are the menorah candles lit with?

  • Candle lighter
  • Match
  • Fireplace
  • Shammash

17) What is the name of the traditional Hanukkah food?

  • Sufganiyot
  • Latkes
  • Kugel
  • Mandelbrot

18) What is the traditional Hanukkah food served with?

  • Honey
  • Applesauce
  • Sugar
  • Jam

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