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 biblical character is main focus of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?

Moses Miriam Joseph Saul Noah

Qustion 2. What happened in 1933, after Hitler came to power, and Jewish actors were ousted in Germany?

Nearly all German Jewish actors moved to America or Israel Jewish actors who were able to hide their Jewishness continued to star on German stages German Jewish actors saturated the theatre scene in Vienna, Austria Jewish actors and the public formed the Juedischer Kulturbund ("Jewish Cultural League")

Qustion 3. In the mid-20th century, who was responsible for disseminating Israeli folkdances across the United States?

Fred Berk Anna Sokolow Martha Graham Selma Jeanne Cohen

Qustion 4. What is the name of Israel's National Theatre?

Habimah Theatre Ohel Theatre Avodah Ensemble Lovers of the Hebrew Stage

Qustion 5. The Murder of Isaac, a play by the Israeli playwright Motti Lerner, is about what?

The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin The biblical story of the binding of Isaac The murder of a religious Jew at the hands of a secular Israeli gang A kibbutznik who moves to Tel Aviv

Qustion 6. Dance is a prominent expression at which of these Jewish lifecycle events?

Weddings Conversions Circumcisions Graduations

Qustion 7. What was the central theme of the Hebrew plays written in Palestine (pre-state Israel)?

Pioneering The limits of Socialism The dangers of capitalism Racism

Qustion 8. 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 9. What was the earliest Broadway play featuring Jewish characters?

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

Qustion 10. Which biblical king peformed David performs an ecstatic dance before the ark as it was brought to Jerusalem?

Saul Solomon David Jehu Omri
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