Sukkot QuizSukkot 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 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 2. Which of these is not one of the Four Species?
Question 3. At which point in the service are the lulav and etrog waved?
During the Amidah.
At the conclusion of the service.
When the Ark is opened.
None of the above.
Question 4. 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 5. True or false: The kabbalists developed the custom of inviting seven biblical ancestors as guests in the sukkah.
Question 6. What is the Hebrew term for "please save us" that is recited while walking around the synagogue with the lulav and etrog?
Question 7. True or False: If it is raining on Sukkot, there is always still an obligation to eat in the sukkah.