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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. What is a pitom?
 The Aramaic word for "sukkah."
 The Hebrew word for "autumn."
 The stem on the edge of an etrog.
 One of the Four Species.
 None of the above.


Question 2. Many of the prayers recited on Sukkot revolve around asking God for which of these?
 The Messiah


Question 3. This book is customarily read on Sukkot
 Song of Songs


Question 4. The seventh day of Sukkot is known as
 Shemini Atzeret
 Hoshanah Rabbah
 Simchat Torah


Question 5. A sukkah may be built underneath
 The branches of a tree
 A roof
 A balcony overhang


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