Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah Quiz

At 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?

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Qustion 1. What does Shemini Atzeret mean?

The Harvest Festival The New Moon Festival The Day of Judgment The Eighth Day of Assembly

Qustion 2. True or False: On Simchat Torah we circle the synagogue with the Torahs and our lulav and etrogs.

True False

Qustion 3. What title is given to the person honored with the first aliyah of Genesis on Simchat Torah?

Hatan Torah/Kallat HaTorah Hatan Bereshit/Kallat Bereshit The Kallah The Hazzan

Qustion 4. On Simchat Torah children

Are given an aliyah Wave flags Dance with the Torah All of the above

Qustion 5. 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

Qustion 6. On Simchat Torah, what are the circles made while holding the Torah and dancing around the synagogue called?

Hoshanot Bedekin Neilah Hakafot

Qustion 7. 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 Kol ha-ne'arim Hakafah Hatan Bereshit/Kallat Bereshit

Qustion 8. What do some scholars believe Shemini Atzeret was devoted to in Temple times?

Religious sacrifices The ritual cleansing of the altar Cleaning up the Temple after the previous holiday Remembering the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai

Qustion 9. On Shemini Atzeret a short prayer for rain is inserted into the second blessing of the Amidah. This prayer for rain continues to be recited in the Amidah until when?

Passover Hanukkah The first day of Spring After Simchat Torah

Qustion 10. 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
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