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 TV characters is Jewish?

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

Qustion 2. What was the Borscht Belt?

A Jewish comedy school in Russia An informal gang of Jewish comedians A famed restaurant theatre An area with several summertime resorts outside New York City

Qustion 3. True or false: Humor is one of the hallmarks of Yiddish literature.

True False

Qustion 4. What year did Seinfeld premiere?

1991 1994 1989 1992 None of the above

Qustion 5. Where was Lenny Bruce's "Jewish and Goyish" routine first published?

MAD Magazine Playboy The New Yorker The New York Times

Qustion 6. What is a shlemiel?

A luckless fool A deliberately funny person A beggar A matchmaker

Qustion 7. 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 8. Which of these people was not a Marx Brother?

Zeppo Harpo Chico Frenchy Gummo

Qustion 9. What contemporary Jewish comedian made the video "The Great Schlep?"

Adam Sandler Seth Rogen Jackie Mason Sarah Silverman

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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