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

True False

Qustion 2. Which of the following religions is not represented in the play Nathan der Weise?

Buddhism Judaism Christianity Islam

Qustion 3. Which of these biblical women is associated with dance?

Sarah Rachel Miriam Hannah

Qustion 4. 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 5. Which noted dancer made his debut at the 92nd Street Y in New York?

Alvin Ailey Mikhail Baryshnikov Fred Astaire Gregory Hines

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

Weddings Conversions Circumcisions Graduations

Qustion 7. Who is known as the father of Yiddish theatre?

Avram Goldfadn Sholem Asch Sholem Aleichem Jacob Gordin

Qustion 8. Who wrote The Jew of Malta?

William Shakespeare Christopher Marlowe Ben Jonson Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Qustion 9. Which Shakespearean play has received the most criticism for being anti-Semitic?

Hamlet Macbeth Merchant of Venice Troilus and Cressida

Qustion 10. Who was Sara Levi-Tanai?

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