Volume 4, Number 14, December 14, 1998
Use an encyclopedia or other reference sources to answer the following questions.
1. Chanukah, or Hanukkah, is _______________.
a. the Jewish word for Christmas
b. sometimes called the Festival of Lights
c. always celebrated right after Christmas
d. only celebrated in Israel
2. Chanukah celebrates _______________.
a. the rededication of the Temple
b. the building of a new Temple of Jerusalem
c. the birth of a Jewish savior
d. the fact that the Romans were driven out of Palestine
3. Chanukah lasts for eight days _______________.
a. to honor eight tribes of Israel
b. so that more gifts may be exchanged
c. because of the belief that a one day’s supply of oil burned miraculously for eight days
d. because every day in the Jewish calendar is really eight days long
4. What is a menorah?
a. It’s a special
b. It’s a special Jewish prayer that is only said on Chanukah.
c. It’s a Greek idol that the Syrians worshiped.
d. It’s a wine that must be blessed.
5. The word “Chanukah” is a _______________ word that means “_______________”.
a. Syrian, temple
b. Hebrew, temple
c. Hebrew, rededication
d. Greek, miracle
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