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


Question 2. Sukkot is sometimes called z'man simhatenu. What does this mean?
 The harvest festival
 The season of rain
 The season of our joy
 To dwell in the sukkah


Question 3. 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 4. 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 5. The seventh day of Sukkot is known as
 Shemini Atzeret
 Hoshanah Rabbah
 Simchat Torah


Question 6. A sukkah may be built underneath
 The branches of a tree
 A roof
 A balcony overhang


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