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. Which of these themes is commonly addressed in Jewish humor?

Anti-Semitism Poverty The immigrant experience Neurotics on New York's Upper West Side All of these

Qustion 2. 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

Qustion 3. What were the names of the Three Stooges?

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

Qustion 4. Who played the interviewer in the sketch "The Two Thousand Year Old Man?"

Sid Caesar Mel Brooks Carl Reiner Steve Allen

Qustion 5. Which of these early entertainers performed in blackface as a vital part of his or her act?

Al Jolson Fanny Brice George Burns Groucho Marx

Qustion 6. 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 7. Who loosely portrayed Fanny Brice in the film Funny Girl?

Lily Tomlin Edith Ann Barbra Streisand Meryl Streep Goldie Hawn

Qustion 8. Which of these TV characters is Jewish?

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

Qustion 9. A comedy trend of the '90s called "sick humor" owes its inspiration to whom?

Stephen Colbert Lenny Bruce Mel Brooks Mort Stahl Jon Stewart

Qustion 10. For which TV show was Sid Caesar renown?

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