In the Jewish calendar, the celebration of Hanukkah can fall anywhere from late November to late December. This year, it overlaps with Thanksgiving.

Our perennial Head2Head Trivia champ Ron Lloyd, who works in marketing, is being challenged by Evelyn Brown, who works in a nursing home.


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 yalmulka, here comes Hanukkah. It’s so much fun-akkah to celebrate Hanukkah. Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights”?

6. What rule were the Jews under during the time of the Hanukkah story?

7. What is the name of the four-sided spinning top that is played during Hanukkah?

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

9. In which of the following Hebrew months does Hanukkah fall: Nisan, Elul or Kislev?

10. In which direction are the Hanukkah candles lit?


1. Eight days.

2. Menorah

3. Latkes

4. Seems like the person’s last name was Maccabee. First name maybe Judah.

5. Adam Sandler

6. I believe it was Greek.

7. Dreidel

8. Three

9. Nisan

10. Left to right.


1. Eight. I think that’s right.

2. It’s called a menorah.

3. Oh what are those potato things called? Latke?

4. Joshua

5. I just have no idea.

6. Was it the Romans?

7. That spinning top. A dreidel.

8. Well, I’m guessing here. Five.

9. Elul

10. Left to right.


Ron is proving to be unstoppable no matter the category as he defeats yet another opponent to remain our Head2Head trivia champ. He’ll return again next week to face a new challenger.

In the meantime, happy Thanksgiving and happy Hanukkah.


1. Eight

2. Menorah

3. Latkes

4. Judas Maccabeus, also called Judah Maccabee

5. Adam Sandler

6. Syrian-Greek

7. Dreidel

8. Three

9. Kislev

10. Left to right