The Book Of Maccabees

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When Mattathias died, his son Judas, or Judah Maccabee led the revolt, as he is often called. The book of Maccabees was written after the restoration of an independent Jewish kingdom. Just how much do you understand and remember from this holy script? Take up the quiz below and get to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is Judas Maccabeus?

    • A.

      A military leader who killed all his people

    • B.

      Son of the priest Mattathias

    • C.

      Commander of mysians

    • D.

      Mrs. Cofresi's son

    Correct Answer
    B. Son of the priest Mattathias
    Explanation
    Judas Maccabeus is known as the Son of the priest Mattathias. He was a military leader who played a significant role in the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. Judas Maccabeus led the Jewish rebel army and fought for the freedom and independence of the Jewish people. He is remembered for his bravery and determination in defending Jewish religious practices and traditions.

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  • 2. 

    How long was Atiochus's second expedition?

    • A.

      40 days

    • B.

      40 years

    • C.

      4 hours

    • D.

      4 months

    Correct Answer
    A. 40 days
    Explanation
    Antiochus's second expedition lasted for 40 days. This indicates that the expedition was relatively short in duration. It suggests that Antiochus did not plan for a long-term campaign or an extended period of time away from his base. The short duration could indicate that the expedition was focused on a specific objective or that Antiochus faced unexpected challenges or setbacks that forced him to cut the campaign short.

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  • 3. 

    Apollonius was sent by the king to be the head of how many men?

    • A.

      200

    • B.

      220

    • C.

      2,000

    • D.

      22,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 22,000
    Explanation
    Apollonius was sent by the king to be the head of 22,000 men.

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  • 4. 

    How many men did Jason gather to attack Jerusalem?

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      10,000

    • C.

      1,000

    • D.

      1000,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1,000
    Explanation
    Jason gathered 1,000 men to attack Jerusalem.

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  • 5. 

    Where did people hide to celebrate the sabbeth?

    • A.

      Wilderness

    • B.

      Caves

    • C.

      Temple

    • D.

      Mrs. cofresi's class

    Correct Answer
    B. Caves
    Explanation
    During ancient times, people would often hide in caves to celebrate the sabbath. Caves provided a secluded and protected space where individuals or groups could gather to worship and observe religious rituals without interference or persecution. The natural formation of caves also added a sense of reverence and spirituality to the gatherings, making them an ideal location for religious activities during the sabbath.

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  • 6. 

    What did Eleazar refuse to eat?

    • A.

      Chicken

    • B.

      Pork

    • C.

      Turkey

    • D.

      KFC

    Correct Answer
    B. Pork
    Explanation
    Eleazar refused to eat pork.

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  • 7. 

    What was OLympian Zues was the Lord of?

    • A.

      Underworld

    • B.

      Earth

    • C.

      Heavans

    • D.

      Olympics

    Correct Answer
    C. Heavans
    Explanation
    Zeus was known as the Lord of the heavens in Greek mythology. He was considered the king of the gods and ruled over the sky and all celestial bodies. As the god of thunder and lightning, Zeus had control over the weather and was often depicted as a powerful figure reigning over the heavens. This position as the ruler of the heavens gave Zeus immense power and authority in Greek mythology.

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  • 8. 

    What were the amulets sacred to?

    • A.

      America

    • B.

      The temple

    • C.

      Jamnia

    • D.

      Jerusalem

    Correct Answer
    C. Jamnia
  • 9. 

    What was the hellenization of the jews?

  • 10. 

    Why were the seven brothers so special?

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