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. Who is credited with bringing Yiddish theatre from Europe to America?

Sholom Asch Avram Goldfadn Borris Thomashevsky Jacob Gordin

Qustion 2. 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 3. Which of the following statements about Israeli folkdance is NOT true?

It was created by pioneers who wished to express their passion about returning to the Promised Land It became a national pastime in Israel It is an important way for Jews outside of Israel to connect with the Jewish state It is highly competitive

Qustion 4. Dance is a prominent expression at which of these Jewish lifecycle events?

Weddings Conversions Circumcisions Graduations

Qustion 5. 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 6. True or false: The rabbis in the Talmud issued bans forbidding theatre, which they considered a sinful waste of time.

True False

Qustion 7. Who was Sara Levi-Tanai?

An Israeli actor An Israeli dancer An Israeli theatre director An Israeli theatre critic

Qustion 8. Which of these biblical women is associated with dance?

Sarah Rachel Miriam Hannah

Qustion 9. In the 18th century, which group of Jews introduced ecstatic dancing into Jewish ritual and worship?

Reform Jews Moroccan Jews Hasidic Jews Jewish immigrants to America

Qustion 10. True or False: Yiddish theatre has a long history in St. Petersburg , Russia

True False
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