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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. 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 2. How many circles or circuits around the room are done in a Simchat Torah celebration?

5 7 9 13

Qustion 3. It is a custom for how many people to be honored with an aliyah on Simchat Torah?

All the children in the congregation All those who got married in the previous year All those who had a bar/bat mitzvah in the previous year The whole congregation

Qustion 4. True or False: On Simchat Torah we circle the synagogue with the Torahs and our lulav and etrogs.

True False

Qustion 5. On Simchat Torah it is customary to eat foods that are

Scopped Rolled Dipped Raw

Qustion 6. The commandment to observe the Eighth Day of Assembly, Shemini Atzeret, comes from

The Torah The Mishnah The Mishneh Torah The Zohar

Qustion 7. What does Simchat Torah mean?

Rejoicing in Torah The Day We Received the Torah Beginning the Torah Again The End of the Torah

Qustion 8. What is the name of the prayer recited before the dancing begins on Simchat Torah?

Akdamut Hoshana Atta Horeita Dayenu

Qustion 9. Outside Israel, when are Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah observed?

On the same day With three days in between them On two consecutive days One week after Sukkot ends

Qustion 10. 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
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