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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: People may sleep and eat in the sukkah during the intermediate days of Sukkot.
 True
 False

 

Question 2. 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

 

Question 3. At which point in the service are the lulav and etrog waved?
 During the Amidah.
 During Hallel.
 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. This book is customarily read on Sukkot
 Esther
 Ruth
 Ecclesiastes
 Song of Songs
 Job

 

Question 6. Which is NOT one of the four species for Sukkot?
 Palm
 Myrtle
 Olive
 Willow

 

Question 7. 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