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Sukkot Quiz

Sukkot is when the sukkah, the non-permanent outdoor hut, is built. Sukkot was also once a holiday of agricultural thanksgiving, and this is celebrated with the holiday's other ritual items: the lulav and etrog. How much do you know about Sukkot?

Question 1. What does the sukkah represent?
 The shacks the Jews had to live in after the Roman destruction of Jerusalem
 The huts the Israelites lived in during their wandering in the desert after leaving Egypt
 The huts the Israelites built in God's honor at the bottom of Mount Sinai when they received the Torah
 The tabernacle


Question 2. The seventh day of Sukkot is known as
 Shemini Atzeret
 Hoshanah Rabbah
 Simchat Torah


Question 3. Which harvest is associated with Sukkot?
 Cows and livestock.
 Corn and maize.


Question 4. For people without a sukkah at home, which of these is a potential option for eating in a sukkah?
 A local synagogue.
 A Hillel.
 A kosher restaurant.
 All of the above.
 None of the above.


Question 5. What is Simhat Bet Hashoeva?
 A water libation to be performed during Sukkot in the Temple.
 The seventh day of Sukkot.
 A ritual for welcoming guests into the sukkah.
 The concept of being happy on the holiday.
 None of the above.


Question 6. The lulav and etrog became symbols of the Land of Israel in the time of Bar Kochba. How do we know this?
 There is textual evidence written by Bar Kochba
 It is written in the Dead Sea Scrolls
 It is an oral tradition that has been passed down for centuries
 Coins from the time of the Bar Kochba revolt have pictures of the lulav and etrog


Question 7. What is the Hebrew term for "please save us" that is recited while walking around the synagogue with the lulav and etrog?