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

Joshua Sobel Paddy Chayevsky Hillel Mittelpunkt Hanoch Levin

Qustion 3. What is most responsible for the end to Yiddish theatre in Europe?

Almost all Yiddish actors moved to America by the turn of the 20th century Almost all Yiddish-speaking audiences moved to America by the turn of the 20th century After World War I, Jews in Europe prefered not to speak Yiddish The Holocaust

Qustion 4. Which biblical king peformed David performs an ecstatic dance before the ark as it was brought to Jerusalem?

Saul Solomon David Jehu Omri

Qustion 5. Who is credited with bringing Yiddish theatre from Europe to America?

Sholom Asch Avram Goldfadn Borris Thomashevsky Jacob Gordin

Qustion 6. Which of these biblical women is associated with dance?

Sarah Rachel Miriam Hannah

Qustion 7. Who was Anna Sokolow?

An American Jewish dancer and choreographer An Israeli dancer and choreographer A Jewish theatre critic A patron of Jewish performing arts

Qustion 8. 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 9. Beginning in the Middle Ages, which Jewish holiday was associated with theatre productions?

Passover Hanukkah Purim Sukkot

Qustion 10. How did playwright Tony Kushner begin his "Angels in America"?

With a long midrash from a rabbi With a reference to Adam and Eve With Hava Nagila With a clip of a speech by Golda Meir
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