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Jewish Humor Quiz

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    Jews have long used humor as a tool for self-ridicule, fighting anti-Semitism, and even passing down traditions. And in the past few decades Jewish humor has become significant in mainstream popular culture. How much do you know about Jewish humor?
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    Where and when did Jewish humor begin as a genre?

     In the shtetls, where Yiddish folk tales found humor in the often-difficult everyday lives of the people in 19th-century Eastern Europe

     In the desert, while the Jews were wandering for 40 years; they had to find some way to keep themselves entertained

     At the turn of the 20th century, as Jewish comedians poked fun at the immigrant experience and the frustrations Jews faced trying to assimilate into American society

     As Jewish peddlers travelled on the frontier, they entertained themselves and their customers by telling jokes

     In the mid-20th century, as radio shows and comedy skits became more popular