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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. Which is the customary order for waving the lulav and etrog?
 Down, up, south, north, west, east
 East, south, west, north, up, down
 East, west, north, south, down, up
 West, north, south, east, up, down


Question 2. Which of these is not one of the seven “guests” traditionally invited into the Sukkah?


Question 3. 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 4. Many of the prayers recited on Sukkot revolve around asking God for which of these?
 The Messiah


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