Jewish Music Quiz

Jewish music today extends well beyond the synagogue, to the concert halls of Israel, the Klezmer revival, and the reggae of Matisyahu. How much do you know about Jewish music?

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Qustion 1. Bob Dylan's 1983 album, Infidels, contains an implicitly pro-Zionist song called:

Neighborhood Bully Highway Sixty One Revisited I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine Blowin' in the Wind

Qustion 2. Klezmer music was inspired by which of these?

Kibbutz life Shtetl life Life in the ghettos during the Holocaust The lives of George Gershwin and Irving Berlin

Qustion 3. Which song, written by Naomi Shemer, is most often associated with the Six-Day War?

Shir L'Shalom Ammunition Hill Hora He'achuzut Jerusalem of Gold

Qustion 4. Which of these is an example of song in the Bible?

Abraham singing to God as he attempted to sacrifice Isaac Moses and Miriam leading the people in song after the exodus from Egypt The Israelites singing their complaints to God in the desert All of these

Qustion 5. Before the 19th century, what was a key difference between Sephardic and Ashkenazic musical traditions?

Only Sephardic Jews maintained a secular musical tradition based in large part on the music of their non-Jewish neighbors Only Ashkenazic Jews incorporated music in prayer Sephardic Jews allowed women to sing, Ashkenazic Jews did not Ashkenazic Jews sang in much higher keys than Sephardic Jews

Qustion 6. What is the Hebrew name for the melodies to which traditional prayers are chanted?

Nusah Shaharit Trope Shiriyah

Qustion 7. Which of these statements about Fiddler on the Roof is true?

It is one of the three most succesful musicals in American history It was intended primarily for non-Jewish Broadway audiences It has for decades served as a Jewish cultural icon All of these

Qustion 8. What are the names of the hip-hop artist Subliminal's first two albums?

"The Light and the Shadow" and "The Light From Zion" "The Sun and the Moon" and "The Star of David" "Day and Night" and "Follow the Light" "The Numbers Song" and "Kobi Shimoni"

Qustion 9. Chava Alberstein sings in which three languages?

English, French, and Hebrew Yiddish, Hebrew, and English Polish, Hebrew, and Yiddish Russian, Hebrew, and Yiddish

Qustion 10. Henry Sapoznik's klezmer band, Kapelye, appeared in which Hollywood version of a famous novel?

Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion Chaim Potok's The Chosen Myron S. Kaufmann's Remember Me to God Leon Uris' Exodus
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