Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Quiz

How much do you know about these final holidays of the High Holiday season?

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 10
It is customary for the person who leads the prayer for Rain to wear
Question 2 of 10
On Simchat Torah, what are the circles made while holding the Torah and dancing around the synagogue called?
Question 3 of 10
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”?
Question 4 of 10
Simchat Torah is traditionally what type of holiday?
Question 5 of 10
What does Shemini Atzeret mean?
Question 6 of 10
How many circles or circuits around the room are done in a Simchat Torah celebration?
Question 7 of 10
When did the Simchat Torah tradition of reading the final Torah portion of the previous year and the first Torah portion of the next year begin?
Question 8 of 10
What is the name of the prayer recited before the dancing begins on Simchat Torah?
Question 9 of 10
True or false: Shemini Atzeret is a one-day festival in traditional Diaspora communities and a two-day holiday in Israel and in many liberal Diaspora communities.
Question 10 of 10
In recent times, how have synagogues made Simchat Torah a very "child-friendly" holiday?