Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah QuizAt the end of Sukkot, we celebrate the completion of the annual Torah reading cycle. How much do you know about Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah?
Question 1. How many circles or circuits around the room are done in a Simchat Torah celebration?
Question 2. The commandment to observe the Eighth Day of Assembly, Shemini Atzeret, comes from
The Mishneh Torah
Question 3. On Simchat Torah the torah reading includes
The story of creation
The story of Noah and the flood
The story of Abraham smashing the idols
The Ten Commandments
Question 4. On Shemini Atzeret, people
Should say the "leshev basukkah" blessing when eating in a sukkah
Must eat all their meals in a sukkah
May make kiddish in a sukkah
Must take down their sukkah
Question 5. It is customary for the person who leads the prayer for Rain to wear
Question 6. How did the rabbis in the Talmud interpret Leviticus 23:36, “The eighth day you shall observe a sacred occasion (atzeret) and bring an offering by fire to the Lord”?
God finds it difficult to part with the Jews who have been so actively involved in seven days of celebration
God asks the Jews to “tarry” a little longer and continue to celebrate
This holiday is a celebration of the close relationship between God and the people of Israel
All of the above
Question 7. What is Vezot HaBerakhah?
The end of Deuteronomy
The beginning of the Torah
The blessing said over the Torah after it is finished
The blessing said over the Torah before the first aliyah
Question 8. What title is given to the last person to receive an aliyah from the end of the Torah on Simchat Torah?
Hatan Torah/Kallat HaTorah
Hatan Bereshit/Kallat Bereshit
Question 9. Which of the following prayers are said on Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah?
Question 10. True or False: On Simchat Torah we circle the synagogue with the Torahs and our lulav and etrogs.