Jewish Theatre & Dance Quiz

From Yiddish theatre to Israeli folkdance, performing arts are a key part of Jewish self expression. How much do you know about Jewish theatre and dance?

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Qustion 1. Which noted dancer made his debut at the 92nd Street Y in New York?

Alvin Ailey Mikhail Baryshnikov Fred Astaire Gregory Hines

Qustion 2. Which of these was NOT an Israeli playwright?

Joshua Sobel Paddy Chayevsky Hillel Mittelpunkt Hanoch Levin

Qustion 3. What is the name of the play often performed at a Purim celebration

Monologue Shpeil Passion Play Graggar

Qustion 4. What was the main message of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's 1779 play, Nathan the Wise?

Religion is the opium of the masses Virtue is not bound to religion and all religions are equally important Judaism is the most true religion, but other religions should be tolerated It is best to have no religion, but if one must be religious one should choose either Judaism or Christianity

Qustion 5. In what play does Jakie Rabinowitz abandon his past, his father, and his love for cantorial music to become the American jazz star Jack Robin?

Awake and Sing! The Jazz Singer Fiddler on the Roof The Producers

Qustion 6. What was the first American theatre to specialize in Yiddish plays?

Majestic Theatre Grand Theatre Goodman Theatre Der Yiddishe Theatre

Qustion 7. Dance is a prominent expression at which of these Jewish lifecycle events?

Weddings Conversions Circumcisions Graduations

Qustion 8. True or False: Yiddish theatre has a long history in St. Petersburg , Russia

True False

Qustion 9. Which biblical character is main focus of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?

Moses Miriam Joseph Saul Noah

Qustion 10. What was the earliest Broadway play featuring Jewish characters?

The Diary of Anne Frank Street Scene Abie's Irish Rose Death of a Salesman
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