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. An etrog is a variety of
Question 2. When did the custom of beating willows at the end of Sukkot originate?
Temple times, when people would beat the willows on the floor near the altar of the Temple in a symbolic destruction of sins
Talmudic times, when the rabbis expressed their sadness about the exile by beating the willows
Biblical times, to signal that it was time to take down the sukkahs
Medieval times, to signal that it was time to harvest the crops
Question 3. Which is NOT one of the four species for Sukkot?
Question 4. Which is not a pilgrimage festival?
Question 5. 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 6. This book is customarily read on Sukkot
Song of Songs
Question 7. Outside Israel, on the evening following the seventh day of Sukkot, what holiday begins?