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. "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

Qustion 2. "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 3. Which of these TV characters is Jewish?

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

Qustion 4. Who loosely portrayed Fanny Brice in the film Funny Girl?

Lily Tomlin Edith Ann Barbra Streisand Meryl Streep Goldie Hawn

Qustion 5. What is a shlemiel?

A luckless fool A deliberately funny person A beggar A matchmaker

Qustion 6. What contemporary Jewish comedian made the video "The Great Schlep?"

Adam Sandler Seth Rogen Jackie Mason Sarah Silverman

Qustion 7. Which Jewish writer produced classics of bittersweet humor?

Mendele Mokher Seforim Sholem Aleichem I.L. Peretz All of these

Qustion 8. 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 9. Which of these people was not a Marx Brother?

Zeppo Harpo Chico Frenchy Gummo

Qustion 10. What was the Borscht Belt?

A humorous term used to describe overweight Jews A funny short film produced by Jerry Seinfeld A name given to the hotels in the Catskills where Jews vacationed All of these
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