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Hanukkah Trivia

At our recent Hanukkah party, I wanted to educate some of our non-Jewish friends on Hanukkah so I came up with this little trivia contest. It worked well! Happy Hanukkah.

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Hanukkah Trivia

  1. 1. Trivia Contest
  2. 2. How is the holiday we are celebrating spelled? A. Hanukkah B. Chanukkah C. Both ways are correct
  3. 3. According to the dreidel song, what is the dreidel made out of? A. Metal B. Clay C. Plastic D. Wood E. Unicorn poop
  4. 4. Hanukkah is known as the “festival of…” A. Candy B. Latkes C. Presents D. Unicorns E. Lights
  5. 5. Hanukkah last for how many nights? A. 1 B. 3 C. 8 D. 30 E. Everyday is Hanukkah!
  6. 6. The center candle in the menorah is called… A. GOAT B. Shamash C. Center candle D. Mensch in the middle E. Lit
  7. 7. In the story of Hanukkah, King Antiochus would not let the Jews… A. Make slime B. Do the floss C. Eat bacon D. Use their iPhones on a school night E. Pray in the sacred temple
  8. 8. In the story of Hanukkah, who were the Maccabees? A. An a cappella group that sings catchy pop songs B. The workers at “MacDonald’s” C. The basketball team that always loses to the Harlem Globetrotters D. The guards of the Nights Watch who are dedicated to holding the wall E. A small group of Jewish rebels who decided to fight back against the Evil King Antiochus
  9. 9. After the Maccabees defeated the King and drove him out of their land, they found that the menorah in the temple only had enough oil to light the menorah for one night. But, a miracle happened and the oil lasted… A. 2 Nights B. 4 Nights C. 6 Nights D. 8 Nights E. 30 Nights
  10. 10. Which of these is a Hanukkah song? A. Ray of Light B. Blinded by the Light C. Light My Fire D. Bohemian Rhapsody E. God’s Plan F. None of the Above
  11. 11. In the dreidel game, if you land on gimmel you get to… A. Give everyone playing a noogie B. Tell everyone your deepest darkest secret C. Stand on your head & make sounds like a rooster D. Play Fortnight as much as you want for as long as you want E. Take all of the coins in the pot
  12. 12. On Hanukkah, Jews like to… A. Give each other presents B. Eat potato latkes C. Play dreidel D. Fall asleep on the couch E. Complain about the weather F. Argue about politics G. Dance in circles H. Play matchmaker for the single people I. Send people home with leftovers J. Air their grievances K. Use Yiddish words like “Schmuck” & “Chutzpah” L. Wonder why their son or daughter didn’t become a doctor M. All of the above
  13. 13. Let’s Light the Menorah!