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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. Which is the customary order for waving the lulav and etrog?
 Down, up, south, north, west, east
 East, south, west, north, up, down
 East, west, north, south, down, up
 West, north, south, east, up, down


Question 2. 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 3. True or false: The kabbalists developed the custom of inviting seven biblical ancestors as guests in the sukkah.


Question 4. Which is NOT one of the four species for Sukkot?


Question 5. What are the days of hol hamo’ed?
 The first and last day of the festival
 The few days after Sukkot when the sukkah must be taken down
 The intermediate days of the festival
 Like a mini-Yom Kippur, a time to repent for our sins


Question 6. Which of these is not one of the seven “guests” traditionally invited into the Sukkah?


Question 7. Arba’ah minim means
 The four species
 The four matriarchs
 The four questions
 The three holidays