Jewish Film Quiz

Jews have always played a key role in the American movie industry, and in recent years, Israeli films have achieved a new level of international acclaim. Jewish themes have also shown up frequently in Hollywood productions. How much do you know about Jewish films, actors, directors, and stories?

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Qustion 1. What is the name of Mel Brooks' 1968 film, which later became a popular Broadway musical?

Spaceballs History of the World, Part I Robin Hood: Men in Tights The Producers Blazing Saddles

Qustion 2. During which decade do scholars generally agree that the unofficial boundary to mainstream American cinema was dropped for Jews?

1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s

Qustion 3. Which of these films was inspired by the Bible?

The Decalogue Evan Almighty The Ten B & C All of the above

Qustion 4. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?

New York Los Angeles Chicago Jerusalem San Francisco

Qustion 5. Borat, the film based upon Sacha Baron Cohen sketches, brings to light....

Anti-Semitism in the United States Cultural stereotyping The closed-mindedness of a certain type of American life Misogyny All of the above

Qustion 6. Who directed Schindler's List?

Ivan Reitman Steven Spielberg Ron Howard James Cameron

Qustion 7. Which film is considered the Jewish turning point of Steven Spielberg's career?

Raiders of the Lost Ark The Color Purple Schindler's List Saving Private Ryan Amistad

Qustion 8. The first movie filmed in Israel (1896) was

Exodus Train Station in Jerusalem Oded the Wanderer Gentleman's Agreement

Qustion 9. Who played Jakie Rabinowitz in the first film version of The Jazz Singer?

Neil Diamond Al Jolson Barbara Streisand Woody Allen George Jessel

Qustion 10. What movie, released in 2001, parodies Jewish summer camps?

Jesus Camp Wet Hot American Summer Salute Your Shorts Spaceballs 500 Days of Summer
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