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. 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 2. The Israeli film Hamsin is considered a landmark production because....

It honestly portrayed Arab-Jewish relations It was the first film in Hebrew It won an Oscar It was the first Israeli film in English It played in hundreds of American theaters

Qustion 3. Which fictional cartoon character’s father is Rabbi Krustofski?

Krusty the Clown Peter Griffin Elmer Fudd Homer Simpson

Qustion 4. Who played Jakie Rabinowitz in the first film version of The Jazz Singer?

Neil Diamond Al Jolson Barbara Streisand Woody Allen George Jessel

Qustion 5. Which of these films was inspired by the Bible?

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

Qustion 6. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?

New York Los Angeles Chicago Jerusalem San Francisco

Qustion 7. 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 8. For many years of Israeli film, Ashkenazic Jews often played Sephardic roles, while Sephardim often played...

Arab roles Extras Ashkenazic roles Non-speaking characters

Qustion 9. What is the premise of the movie Yentl?

A Jewish girl pretends to be a boy in order to study at a yeshiva A Jewish boy pretends to be a girl to avoid the army A Jewish girl pretends to be a boy to fight off the Huns A Jewish boy runs away to avoid his upcoming marriage

Qustion 10. Which Israeli filmmaker made both Yossi & Jagger and Walk on Water?

Joseph Cedar Woody Allen Uri Barabash Eytan Fox Judd Ne'eman
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