Hanukkah, also known as Chanukah, begins at sundown Saturday, so this week’s trivia is all about the Festival of Lights.

Our current champ is Aaron Barse, who’s looking for a third win. His opponent is grad student Justin Klein.


1. How many days does Hanukkah last?

2. What is the Hanukkah candelabra known as?

3. What is the traditional dish that is the Jewish version of potato pancakes?

4. What Jewish warrior is commemorated during Hanukkah?

5. What comedian sang the following song: “Put on your yarmulke, here comes Hanukkah. It’s so much fun-akkah to celebrate Hanukkah.”

6. What rule were the Jews under during the Hanukkah story: Roman, Syrian-Greek or Hasmonian?

7. How many blessings are said on the first night of Hanukkah?

8. In which Hebrew month does Hanukkah fall: Nisan, Elul or Kislev?

9. What is the missing line in the following song: “Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel ... And when it’s dry and ready, then dreidel I shall play!”

10. Which actor from the movie “Talladega Nights” had a brother who released the CD “Songs in the Key of Hanukkah” several years ago?

Aaron’s answers

1. There are eight nights.

2. Menorah

3. Latkes

4. I know this is wrong but I’m going to guess my namesake, Aaron.

5. Adam Sandler

6. Roman? I am awful with history.

7. Seven?

8. Five years ago I could’ve answered this ... No idea. Elul?

9. “I made you out of clay” or “We made you out of clay.”

10. Sacha Baron Cohen

Justin’s answers

1. Eight days

2. A menorah

3. Latkes

4. Judas Maccabee

5. Adam Sandler

6. The second one, Syrian-Greek.

7. Three on the first night.

8. Kislev

9. “I made it out of clay”

10. Didn’t see it but I know Will Ferrell was in it.


Our two-time trivia champ Aaron goes down as Justin got an almost-perfect score to become the new Head2Head champ. Justin will be back next week to attempt win number two.

Happy Hanukkah!

Correct Answers

1. Eight

2. Menorah

3. Latkes

4. Judas Maccabeus, also called Judah Maccabee

5. Adam Sandler

6. Syrian-Greek

7. Three

8. Kislev

9. “I made it out of clay”

10. Sacha Baron Cohen