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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. The seven ancient "guests" invited into the sukkah are called


Question 2. 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 3. The seventh day of Sukkot is known as
 Shemini Atzeret
 Hoshanah Rabbah
 Simchat Torah


Question 4. Which of these is not one of the seven “guests” traditionally invited into the Sukkah?


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. In which direction is the lulav shaken first?


Question 7. This book is customarily read on Sukkot
 Song of Songs