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. True or false: People may sleep and eat in the sukkah during the intermediate days of Sukkot.
Question 2. True or false: It is a requirement to decorate the sukkah immediately after it is built.
Question 3. Sukkot is often referred to as hag haasif, which means
Festival of first fruits
Festival of the harvest
Festival of weeks
Time of the reception of Torah
Cessation or solemn assembly
Question 4. 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 5. In which direction is the lulav shaken first?
Question 6. Arba’ah minim means
The four species
The four matriarchs
The four questions
The three holidays
Question 7. At which point in the service are the lulav and etrog waved?
During the Amidah.
At the conclusion of the service.
When the Ark is opened.
None of the above.