quizzes and trivia

“Strange” International Facts About Hanukkah and Christmas
Author: Rich Robinson

Jews might be surprised to learn about some Hanukkah and Christmas customs that take place in countries other than their own. For example: In nineteenth-century Alsace (a region of France), two-tiered menorahs holding sixteen candles were used: one tier for the father, the other for his son. In Morocco, Algeria, and sometimes India, menorahs used […]

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Holiday quiz

 

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Quick holiday quiz

Here’s a fun way to learn three facts about this month’s Jewish holiday . . . weed out what’s true from what’s obviously not

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Which Roman Emperor Was Creamy Caesar?
Author: Rich Robinson

Pop quiz: which name does not belong with the others? Julius Augustus Tiberius Creamy If you guessed "Creamy"  –  which I’m really hoping you did  –  then you’re right. But why? Well, the first three were renowned rulers of Rome who were considered to be divine. The last is, um, a salad dressing. From the […]

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The Final Four Trivia Contest
Author: Matt Sieger

Nothing related to March Madness is trivial. But take your best shot:

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Complete The Rhyme

As David mentioned, Passover begins at sundown on March 25 and the Feast of Unleavened Bread lasts through April 2. For a twist on our quirky holiday quizzes, this time we thought we’d offer you a quirky “complete the rhyme.” A joyous time is Passover, as all of us should know, It marks the time […]

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Bits from the Branches

Purim Quiz

Purim is early this year! This “minor” but very fun Jewish holiday begins at sundown on February 23.  Find out how much you know about Purim: Hegai, a less known character of the story, was: a person of strong philosophical leanings; his descendants eventually produced a guy who greatly influenced Karl Marx. a person of […]

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Hanukkah Quiz

Why are there so many ways to spell this holiday (Chanukah, Hanukkah, Hannuka, and that’s just for starters)? When the Temple was destroyed, all the genealogical records were lost, so each tribe of Israel chose a way to spell the holiday; that way, generations later, the different tribes of Israel would be able to identify […]

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Jewish Facts of Life

There are no Jewish holidays between now and the next RealTime, BUT in honor of the sports season, here is some Jewish sports trivia: Loading…

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The “Guaranteed*-to-Get-100%” Feast of Booths Quiz

The Feast of Booths (or Tabernacles) is the seventh biblical holiday that God instructed the children of Israel to observe. (see Leviticus 23.) The Hebrew name for this feast is Sukkot (rhymes with “blue coat”). This year it runs from September 30 through October 7. We hope you enjoy (and maybe learn something from) this […]

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Behold Your God Israel Campaigners Enter Into Holiday Celebrations with Smiles and Gospel Tracts

The inspiration for the tract our Israeli staff wrote for Israel’s Independence Day is the International Bible Quiz. The quiz is held annually and takes place the morning after the big Independence Day celebrations. It includes winners of national Bible quiz contests from Jewish youth around the world as well as Israeli contestants. While the […]

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Test Your Yiddishkeit* (*Jewishness)

What does the word Hanukkah” mean? Why are there so many ways to spell it? (Hannukah, Hanukkah, Chanuka, Chanukah, etc.) What are Maccabees? (rhymes with whack-the-knees) What are dreydels? (rhymes with grey-gulls) What are latkes? (rhymes with not-guss or got-keys, depending on how you were raised) Why does Hanukkah last for eight days? Where in […]

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Passover Quiz

Pharaoh refused God’s command to:

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Test Your Yiddishkeit

The Festival of Purim is on March 4 this year. Let’s see how much you know about this Jewish holiday: The word “Purim” means

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Test Your Yiddishkeit*

(*Jewishness) Do you know the difference between: a. kibbutz b. kibbitz c. kibletz Kibbutz: (noun, rhymes with your foot’s—as in, Your foot’s in your mouth”) a cooperative in Israel, where people live and work in community Kibbitz: (verb, rhymes with tidbits) to chat or schmooze Kibletz: to our knowledge, this is not a word. Although […]

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Test Your Yiddishkeit*

*Jewishness or Jewish culture A two-part riddle: You hate it in the subway, but pay to do it at a spa; it embarrasses you during a presentation or job interview, but you’re proud of it at the gym. OK, so that was pretty easy, but now, part two: do you know the Yiddish word for […]

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Who Knew? (Jewish Trivia)

In 1800, South Carolina had a Jewish population of 10,000- twice as many as lived in New York City at the time. Bronco Billy, the first movie cowboy, was played by a Jewish actor, Max Aronson. The Confederate cabinet offices of Attorney General, Secretary of War and Secretary of State were each held by one […]

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Interesting facts about a Jewish holiday going on this week

As you receive this, the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) is in progress. Sukkot, along with two holidays that follow closely on its heels, ends Sunday October 19. This holiday commemorates God’s presence and His provision and is a time that Jesus not only celebrated, but used to explain who He is. Find out more about […]

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Test Your Yiddishkeit

True or False The Masoretic Text is the instruction guide for an Italian automobile. The more Orthodox a Jewish person is, the less likely he or she is to believe in Jesus. In the traditional Jewish version of the Old Testamant, the order is such that the last book is 2 Chronicles. Sixty thousand Jews […]

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Thanksgiving Quiz

What well known Old Testament scholar (and beloved friend of Jews for Jesus), when celebrating his first Thanksgiving as a newlywed, would not say the table grace…until his bride removed the platter of cauliflower and cheese from the table? Ans: Dr. Walter Kaiser, President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

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Test Your Yiddishkeit

1. Blintzes (pronounced blintz is”) refers to a. one of Hanukkah Harry’s reindeer, a second cousin to that more famous hoofer, “Blitzen” b. pieces of lint that can blind you like a blizzard if you aren’t careful when you clean the lint trap of your clothes dryer c. delicious Jewish crepes, filled with cheese, potato […]

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Test Your Yiddishkeit

The word kipah” is pronounced kee-pah, accenting the first syllable if you are using the Yiddish pronunciation. (The Hebrew pronunciation accents the second syllable.) Test your yiddishkeit by circling the definition you think best describes the word kipah: a. what a grandfather from Brooklyn calls something he is not inclined to throw away b. an […]

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Test Your Yiddishkeit

maven (pronounced may-vin) a. a talking scavenger bird that is a cross between a myna bird and a raven b. a special grape beverage that is best enjoyed in the month of May c. an expert, an aficionado in a certain field handler (rhymes with wander) a. someone who designs various types of handles b. […]

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Test Your Yiddishkeit

1. Is the name of the holiday Purim derived from ò an East End Londoner, who for some reason felt sorry for Haman (who was hanged on his own gallows) and declared, Poor ‘im” or ò the fact that the villian of the story cast lots to determine when to annihilate the Jewish people living […]

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Test Your Yiddishkeit

NACHAS is best defined as a. Bagel chips piled high with melted cheese and salsa, as in Gimmee a large Pepsi to wash down this order of nachas” (pronounced naw chahs). b. People who are naturally talented, especially child prodigies, as in “Her children were such nachas that they were playing in the New York […]

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Test Your Yiddishkeit

EVERYBODY loves a quiz. So, here’s a quiz to check out your Yiddishkeit (Jewishness). There are three correct methods for witnessing to Jewish people. The Masoretic Text is the instruction guide for an Italian automobile. No Jew with a real Jewish education could really believe in Jesus. The more Orthodox a Jewish person is, the […]

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