Symbols of the Jewish holiday Sukkot with palm leaves and candle
Symbols of the Jewish holiday Sukkot with palm leaves and candle

Sukkot Quiz

How much do you know about this fall holiday?

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?

  1.  True or False:  It is a requirement to decorate the sukkah immediately after it is built.
    A. True
    B. False
  2. Where are you allowed to shake a lulav?
    A. Only at home
    B. Only in a synagogue
    C. Only in a Jew’s home
    D. Only outside
    E. Anywhere
  3. What are the days of Chol HaMoed?
    A. The first and last day of the festival
    B. The few days after Sukkot, when the sukkah must be taken down
    C. the intermediate days of the Festival
    D. Like a mini-Yom Kippur, a time to repent for our sins.
  4. Outside Israel, on the evening following the seventh day of sukkot, what holiday begins?
    A. Tu b’Shevat
    B. tisha b’Av
    C. Simchat Torah
    D. Shemini atzeret
  5. Which of these is not one of the Four Species?
    A. Myrtle
    B. Willow
    C. Palm
    D. Citron
    E. Maize
  6. True or False: The Kabbalists developed the custom of inviting seven biblical ancestors as guests in the sukkah.
    A. True
    B. False
  7. which historical Jewish holiday actually first took place during the Sukkot celebration?
    A. Purim
    B. Chanukah
    C. Yom Ha’atzmaut
    D. Yom Yerushalayim
  8. This book is customarily read on Sukkot.
    A. Esther
    B. Ruth
    C. Ecclesiastes
    D. Song of Songs
    E. Job
  9. The seven ancient “guests” invited into the sukkah are called:
    A. Prophets
    B. Anashim
    C. Ushpizin
    D. Rabbis
  10. True or False:  If it is raining on Sukkot, there is always still an obligation to eat in the sukkah.
    A. True
    B. False



ANSWER KEY: 1. B; 2. E; 3. C; 4. D; 5. E; 6. A; 7. B; 8. C; 9. C; 10. B.

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