Jewish Humor Quiz


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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Qustion 1. What is a shlemiel?

A luckless fool A deliberately funny person A beggar A matchmaker

Qustion 2. Which of these TV characters is Jewish?

Ross on Friends Fran on The Nanny Jerry on Seinfeld All of these

Qustion 3. The Marx brothers--Julius, Adolph, and Leonard--were renamed

Gummo, Zeppo, and Jimbo Athos, Porthos, and Aramis Greg, Peter, and Bobby Moe, Larry, and Curly Groucho, Harpo, and Chico

Qustion 4. What 80's TV show with a Jewish director broke new ground by portraying an interfaith couple raising a Jewish child?

Silver Spoons Diff'rent Strokes Cheers Family Ties All in the Family

Qustion 5. Which of these is an example of Jewish humor in the Middle Ages?

The few deliberately funny passages of the Shulhan Arukh The "laughing cure" used to ward off the Black Plague Purim plays known as shpiels All of these

Qustion 6. Which of these is the first biblical character to laugh?

Adam Eve Abraham Sarah

Qustion 7. For which TV show was Sid Caesar renown?

You Bet Your Life Your Show of Shows M*A*S*H The Goldbergs

Qustion 8. Where was Lenny Bruce's "Jewish and Goyish" routine first published?

MAD Magazine Playboy The New Yorker The New York Times

Qustion 9. "I do not know whether there are many other instances of a people making fun to such a degree of its own character." Who said this about the Jews?

Sigmund Freud Theodor Herzl Golda Meir Winston Churchill Theodor Reik

Qustion 10. "Hanukkah Harry," "Jewess Jeans," and "Jew, Not a Jew," are sketches from what TV show?

Caesar's Hour Your Show of Shows National Lampoon Radio Hour Saturday Night Live Uncle Andy's Funhouse
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