Welcome to our Hanukkah trivia challenge! Test your knowledge of this joyous Jewish festival with 50 mind-boggling questions. Throughout this trivia, we’ll explore the rich history and traditions of Hanukkah, a festival celebrated by Jews around the world.
Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Lasting for eight nights, this holiday is observed by lighting the menorah, enjoying traditional foods like latkes and sufganiyot, and playing the exciting dreidel game.
The Hanukkah story revolves around the Maccabean revolt, where a small group of Jewish warriors, led by Judah Maccabee, triumphed over a much larger and powerful enemy. Discover fascinating facts and lesser-known customs as we delve into the heartwarming traditions of Hanukkah!
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Bobs Burgers Trivia Hannukkah Trivia #1. What does the center candle of the Hanukkah menorah represent?
The first night
Victory over enemies
Dedication of temple
The Shamash (helper) candle #2. How many nights does Hanukkah last?
7 nights #3. Which traditional Hanukkah food is deep-fried in oil?
Latkes (potato pancakes)
Matzo ball soup
Challah #4. In which month does Hanukkah usually occur? #5. What is the Hebrew term for the topmost candle on the menorah?
Shammash #6. How many branches does a Hanukkah menorah have? #7. Which miracle is Hanukkah commemorating?
Water turning into wine
Parting of the sea
Walking on water
The oil lasting 8 days #8. What does the dreidel game commemorate?
The rededication of temple
The 10 plagues
The Maccabean revolt
The exodus #9. During Hanukkah, it's customary to give which monetary gift?
Books #10. What is the main blessing recited during Hanukkah candle-lighting?
Shehecheyanu #11. In which country is the custom of eating cheese during Hanukkah?
United States #12. Which ancient empire oppressed the Jews, leading to Hanukkah?
Greek Empire #13. What does the word "Hanukkah" mean in Hebrew?
Dedication #14. Who were the Jewish freedom fighters during the Maccabean revolt?
Hasmoneans #15. What is the traditional Hanukkah song?
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer #16. How many sides does a dreidel have? #17. What do the letters on the dreidel stand for?
A Great Miracle Happened Here
Light the Candles
Spin the Dreidel #18. During Hanukkah, families often play with a spinning top called?
Latkes #19. What is the traditional color of Hanukkah decorations?
Gold and silver
Red and green
Orange and black
Blue and white #20. What type of tree's oil was used to light the menorah in the temple?
Cedar tree #21. Which Jewish hero is associated with the Hanukkah story?
Moses #22. What is the main ingredient in sufganiyot (Hanukkah jelly donuts)?
Apple #23. In which book can you find the story of Hanukkah?
Book of Maccabees
Book of Esther
Book of Psalms
Book of Genesis #24. What is the spinning top called in Yiddish?
Dreidel #25. In which direction do you light the Hanukkah candles?
Right to left
Top to bottom
Bottom to top
Left to right #26. How many blessings are recited during Hanukkah candle-lighting? #27. Which holiday often overlaps with Hanukkah?
New Year's Eve
Christmas #28. Which famous physicist wrote a paper on the dreidel's physics?
Isaac Newton #29. What is the traditional filling of rugelach cookies?
Cinnamon #30. In which century did the events of the Maccabean revolt occur?
3rd century BCE
2nd century BCE
1st century BCE
4th century BCE #31. Which Jewish prayer is often sung during Hanukkah?
Shema #32. What do the letters on the dreidel stand for when in Israel?
Spin the Dreidel
A Great Miracle Happened There
Light the Candles #33. Who composed the famous Hanukkah song "Ma'oz Tzur" (Rock of Ages)?
George Gershwin #34. What is the traditional gift-giving game played on Hanukkah?
Dreidel Exchange #35. Which popular Hanukkah dish is made from cheese?
Sufganiyot (jelly donuts)
Matzo Ball Soup
Latkes (potato pancakes)
Kreplach #36. What do people commonly play with during Hanukkah?
Gelt #37. What is the main ingredient in latkes?
Zucchini #38. In the Hanukkah story, how many brothers were in the Maccabee family? #39. Which type of candle is used to light the Hanukkah menorah?
Taper candles #40. What does the Hebrew word "Maccabee" mean?
Priest #41. Who wrote the popular children's book "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins"?
Maurice Sendak #42. What is the traditional game played with the dreidel?
Spinning the bottle
Hide and seek #43. How long did the oil miraculously burn in the menorah?
6 days #44. Which Jewish holiday is known as the Festival of Lights?
Hanukkah #45. In addition to lighting the menorah, what is another Hanukkah tradition?
Building a sukkah
Going to synagogue #46. What is the traditional Hanukkah candy made from sesame seeds?
Gelt (chocolate coins)
Laffy Taffy #47. What is the significance of the number 8 in Hanukkah?
The number of candles
The number of gifts
The number of nights
The number of blessings #48. Which famous actor starred in the movie "Eight Crazy Nights"?
Jack Black #49. What type of menorah is used during Hanukkah?
Electric menorah #50. What is the traditional drink consumed during Hanukkah?