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. Which ground-breaking nine-hour documentary brought on a new wave of Holocaust-related films?

Schindler's List Shoah Judgment at Nuremberg Exodus The Great Dictator

Qustion 2. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?

New York Los Angeles Chicago Jerusalem San Francisco

Qustion 3. Israeli director Joseph Cedar depicts which segment of the Israeli population that has been underrepresented on film?

The Druze Arab-Israelis Religious Zionists Armenians Sephardic immigrants

Qustion 4. Fiddler on the Roof is based on:

A true story of life of a Polish shtetl A collection of Sholom Aleichem short stories Nothing, it is an original work of fiction An adaptation of biblical stories The Hanukkah story

Qustion 5. The first movie filmed in Israel (1896) was

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

Qustion 6. Adam Sandler plays a Mossad agent who wants to become a hairdresser in:

Billy Madison Happy Gilmore You Don't Mess with the Zohan Waterboy Eight Crazy Nights

Qustion 7. 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 8. 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 9. The 1966 film Cast A Giant Shadow features which actor playing a half-American, half-Israeli hero?

Marlon Brando Zero Mostel Woody Allen Kirk Douglas

Qustion 10. The 1981 film The Chosen was adapted from a book by which Jewish author?

Phillip Roth Chaim Potok Sholom Aleichem Saul Bellow
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