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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. What is a pittam?
 A piece of the stem protruding from the end of the etrog
 The sharp point of the top of the lulav
 A black spot on an etrog
 The preferred length of the willow branch


Question 3. The seven ancient "guests" invited into the sukkah are called


Question 4. How many walls must a sukkah have?
 At least 2.
 At least 3.
 At least 4.
 At least 2 1/2.
 Exactly 4.


Question 5. 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 6. True or false: It is a requirement to decorate the sukkah immediately after it is built.


Question 7. True or false: The kabbalists developed the custom of inviting seven biblical ancestors as guests in the sukkah.