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. According to Joan Rivers, what would've been the best way for her to deal with her husband's suicide?

To talk about it onstage To withdraw from acting for good To write To say kaddish

Qustion 2. Who was the only person with a speaking part in Mel Brooks' film Silent Movie?

Mel Brooks Jerry Seinfeld Woody Allen Barbra Streisand Marcel Marceau

Qustion 3. Which of these comedians is NOT Jewish?

Roseanne Barr Jerry Seinfeld Bob Newhart Jon Stewart

Qustion 4. True or false: Fanny Brice, an early star of the Ziegfield Follies, only performed in Yiddish.

True False

Qustion 5. What were the names of the Three Stooges?

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob Moe, Curly, Shemp Jerry, Kramer, George Groucho, Harpo, Chico Peter, Paul, Mary

Qustion 6. Who was the Jewish cast member on All in the Family?

Archie Bunker Stephanie Mills Meathead Edith Bunker

Qustion 7. 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 8. What year did Seinfeld premiere?

1991 1994 1989 1992 None of the above

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. Who was the creator and producer of The Goldbergs?

Mel Brooks Gertrude Berg Bill Goldberg Hava Aaronson
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