Hanukkah Trivia – Free Printable Game

As you get ready to celebrate Hanukkah and send Hanukkah cards, you may be wondering how to keep your party guests entertained. We’ve put together a Hanukkah trivia game for you to quiz your guests. Challenge your family and friends to see who knows the most about this sacred holiday and its traditions. Simply cut and paste the Hanukkah trivia game into a Word document, add in some, Hanukkah clip art, and print as many copies as you need. Don’t forget to also print out an answer key (provided below). Set a time, limit, to make the game more challenging.

Hanukkah Trivia Questions

1), What does the word Hanukkah mean?
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2), How long does Hanukkah last?
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3), When is the menorah lit?
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4), Where should the menorah be placed?
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5), Which nation ruled over Israel at the time of the Hanukkah story?
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6), Potato pancakes are a traditional food eaten during this holiday. What are they called in Yiddish?
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7), During which Hebrew month is Hanukkah celebrated?
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8), What are the gifts called that children traditionally receive (in remembrance of the coins made by the new Maccabee state)?
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9), What chant is traditionally sung during the lighting of the Menorah?
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10), From which direction to which direction are the Menorah candles lit?
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Hanukkah Trivia Answers

1. Re-dedication (referring to the Second Temple reclaimed by the Maccabees)
2. 8 days
3. After sunset
4. Near a window
5. Syria
6. Latkes
7. Kislev (on the 25th day)
8. Gelt
9. Hanerot Hallalu
10. Left to right (though they are placed from right to left, the left most-candle-holder is placed on the 8th night and is lit first on that night)

We hope your family enjoys this trivia game. For more ideas for your Hanukkah party, click here. Happy Hanukkah from the PurpleTrail team!