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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: If it is raining on Sukkot, there is always still an obligation to eat in the sukkah.


Question 2. What is Simhat Bet Hashoeva?
 A water libation to be performed during Sukkot in the Temple.
 The seventh day of Sukkot.
 A ritual for welcoming guests into the sukkah.
 The concept of being happy on the holiday.
 None of the above.


Question 3. An etrog is a variety of
 Root vegetable


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. Which of these is not one of the Four Species?


Question 6. The seven ancient "guests" invited into the sukkah are called


Question 7. True or false: It is a requirement to decorate the sukkah immediately after it is built.