Sukkot Quiz 2

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1. The length of the combined Sukkot-Shemini Atzeret-Simchat Torah holiday is …

seven days in Israel; eight in the diaspora.
eight days in Israel; nine in the diaspora.
nine days in Israel; ten in the diaspora.
eight days everywhere in the world.

2. Which is the real Atzeret (Assembly)? When the Talmud speaks of Atzeret, which holiday is usually meant?

Shemini Atzeret

3. Over the course of Sukkot, the number of bulls brought in the Temple as sacrifices was ...


4. The Arba'ah Minim are the ...

Lulav, etrog, hadas, aravah
Lulav, etrog, hadas, ushpizin
Lulav, etrog, aravah, hakafot
Lulav, etrog, ushpizin, hakafot

5. In one symbolic interpretation of the Arba'ah Minim the etrog represents the ...


6. The two interpretations of sukkot in the desert are …

wells and huts
clouds and huts
clouds and wells
thunder and shofar calls

7. A principle regarding the kashrut of the s'khakh of a sukkah is that it should allow into the sukkah

more light than shade.
more shade than light.
equal shade and light.
no light from the sun.

8. The prayer for rain recited on Shemini Atzeret is ...


9. The obligation of "living in" the sukkah is to …

be in it when one is eating.
use the sukkah as one lives in his own house.
use it when eating and sleeping.
live in it on the first day (two days in the diaspora).

10. What is the difference between a sukkah on a ship and one on a camel?

A sukkah on a ship is acceptable only when the ship is at anchor; a sukkah on a camel is always acceptable.
Sukkot are acceptable on both, but one may not climb onto the back of a camel on the holiday itself.
A sukkah on a ship is acceptable but one on the back of a live animal is not.
A sukkah on a ship is not acceptable, but one on a camel would be.

11. A sukkah whose covering is made up of the leaves and branches extending from a live oak tree is ...

acceptable according to Jewish law.
not acceptable according to Jewish law.
acceptable only if the branches are secured to the sukkah.
acceptable if the sukkah is built wholly under the tree.

12. The megillah read on Shabbat during the Intermediate Days of Sukkot is Megillat


13. What is the absolute minimum number of meals a person is required to eat in the sukkah during the holiday?

One each day
One in Israel and one on the second day in the diaspora
One meal on each full holiday day; it's not required on Chol haMoed
Eating every meal in the sukkah is required

14. We hold a tallit over the heads of the people who read the end of the Torah and the beginning of the Torah. Why?

To show that the people who share the joint aliyah are symbolically regarded as a single person.
To demonstrate that the Torah reading is a community obligation.
It recalls the chuppah, symbolizing that through the Torah we wed ourselves to God.
To ensure that everyone reading the Torah has a valid tallit.

15. Besides referring to the tree and its fruit, what does the word "etrog" literally mean?


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