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. Who was the creator and producer of The Goldbergs?

Mel Brooks Gertrude Berg Bill Goldberg Hava Aaronson

Qustion 2. How did the magazine National Lampoon set a new comedic standard?

By softening up some of the more harsh and vulgur aspects of Jewish humor By being the first Jewish humor magazine to be published By printing both comedic jokes and stories, as well as original Yiddish folk tales By using mockery exemplified by sarcasm and ironic detachment

Qustion 3. Who was the Jewish cast member on All in the Family?

Archie Bunker Stephanie Mills Meathead Edith Bunker

Qustion 4. What is a shlemiel?

A luckless fool A deliberately funny person A beggar A matchmaker

Qustion 5. Which of these people was not one of the original Three Stooges?

Moe Larry Curly Shemp

Qustion 6. Fanny Brice rose to stardom despite being unable to

Sing Dance Speak Yiddish Act

Qustion 7. True or false: Humor is one of the hallmarks of Yiddish literature.

True False

Qustion 8. Where and when did Jewish humor begin as a genre?

In the shtetls, where Yiddish folk tales found humor in the often-difficult everyday lives of the people in 19th-century Eastern Europe In the desert, while the Jews were wandering for 40 years; they had to find some way to keep themselves entertained At the turn of the 20th century, as Jewish comedians poked fun at the immigrant experience and the frustrations Jews faced trying to assimilate into American society As Jewish peddlers travelled on the frontier, they entertained themselves and their customers by telling jokes In the mid-20th century, as radio shows and comedy skits became more popular

Qustion 9. "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 10. 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
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