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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. True or false: It is a requirement to decorate the sukkah immediately after it is built.


Question 2. Which of these is not one of the Four Species?


Question 3. What is a pittam?
 A piece of the stem protruding from the end of the etrog
 The sharp point of the top of the lulav
 A black spot on an etrog
 The preferred length of the willow branch


Question 4. What is the Hebrew term for "please save us" that is recited while walking around the synagogue with the lulav and etrog?


Question 5. 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 6. Many of the prayers recited on Sukkot revolve around asking God for which of these?
 The Messiah


Question 7. Which is NOT a basic requirement of a sukkah?
 It must have at least three walls
 The walls must be solid, so that anything outside of the sukkah cannot be seen
 It must be constructed from materials that can withstand an average wind
 The roof must be covered with a product of the earth that is no longer attached to the earth