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. Where is the haftarah for Simchat Torah chanted from?

The Book of Joshua The Book of Daniel The Book of Ezra The Book of Esther

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

True False

Qustion 3. In recent times, how have synagogues made Simchat Torah a very "child-friendly" holiday?

Giving out candy to children Inviting all the children up for a group aliyah  Giving out flags to children All of the above

Qustion 4. Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah come at the end of which holiday?

Yom Kippur Sukkot Rosh Hashanah Tu Bishvat

Qustion 5. What does Shemini Atzeret mean?

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

Qustion 6. The Prayer for Rain recited on Shemini Atzeret is parallel to

The Prayer for Dew recited on Passover The Prayer for Heat Recited on Shavuot The Prayer for Food recited every Rosh Chodesh Kol Nidrei

Qustion 7. How many circles or circuits around the room are done in a Simchat Torah celebration?

5 7 9 13

Qustion 8. 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 9. The commandment to observe the Eighth Day of Assembly, Shemini Atzeret, comes from

The Torah The Mishnah The Mishneh Torah The Zohar

Qustion 10. 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
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