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December Holiday Vocabulary Multiple Choice Worksheet

Directions: Circle the correct definition for each word.

1. a Jewish festival lasting eight days, in commemoration of the rededication of the Temple by the Maccabees following their victory over the Syrians under Antiochus IV, characterized chiefly by the lighting of the menorah on each night of the festival.
A) Hanukkah  B) coronation  C) revelation  
2. a harvest festival celebrated from Dec. 26th until Jan. 1st in some African-American communities.
A) Kwanzaa  B) festival  C) Rohatsu  
3. an accessory or detail used to beautify the appearance of something.
A) ornaments  B) Rohatsu  C) dedication  
4. a glittering metallic substance used in pieces or strips to produce a sparkling effect cheaply.
A) snowman  B) Kwanzaa  C) tinsel  
5. a figure of a person made of packed snow.
A) decoration  B) snowman  C) Diwali  
6. the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated as a religious holiday throughout India.
A) majestic  B) Diwali  C) decoration  
7. the day on which the Zen tradition commemorates the enlightenment, or nirvana, of the Buddha.
A) revelation  B) coronation  C) Rohatsu  
8. the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith.
A) dedication  B) festival  C) Ramadan  
9. an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires.
A) festival  B) indulgence  C) tinsel  
10. a period of time set aside for feasting and celebration.
A) festival  B) indulgence  C) Rohatsu  
11. the act or ceremony of crowning a king, queen, or other sovereign.
A) Kwanzaa  B) coronation  C) Diwali  
12. having or displaying great dignity or nobility.
A) coronation  B) majestic  C) festival  
13. something used to beautify or commemorate.
A) majestic  B) decoration  C) indulgence  
14. something revealed or disclosed.
A) decoration  B) revelation  C) Rohatsu  
15. complete and wholehearted fidelity.
A) Diwali  B) festival  C) dedication  


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