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. For which TV show was Sid Caesar renown?

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

Qustion 2. Who was the Jewish cast member on All in the Family?

Archie Bunker Stephanie Mills Meathead Edith Bunker

Qustion 3. 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 4. Which of these is the first biblical character to laugh?

Adam Eve Abraham Sarah

Qustion 5. Which of these comedians is NOT Jewish?

Roseanne Barr Jerry Seinfeld Bob Newhart Jon Stewart

Qustion 6. Will & Grace was the first TV show that

Was a comedy series featuring a gay male lead Featured an interfaith marriage Had a Jewish female lead predominantly free of negative stereotyping Both A & B Both A & C

Qustion 7. Fanny Brice rose to stardom despite being unable to

Sing Dance Speak Yiddish Act

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. Many of which characters' sketches on Sesame Street are adaptations of traditional Jewish jokes?

Ernie and Bert Big Bird and Snuffy Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy Big Bird and Count von Count Cookie Monster and Elmo

Qustion 10. Woody Allen's Oscar-winning film Annie Hall focuses on what subject?

Dating between Jews and non-Jews Poverty Civil unrest in America Jewish comedy in the shtetls
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