Jewish Film QuizJews have always played a key role in the American movie industry, and in recent years, Israeli films have achieved a new level of international acclaim. Jewish themes have also shown up frequently in Hollywood productions. How much do you know about Jewish films, actors, directors, and stories?
Question 1. The 1966 film Cast A Giant Shadow features which actor playing a half-American, half-Israeli hero?
Question 2. All of the following movies are about the Holocaust except:
Life is Beautiful
A Stranger Among Us
Question 3. Richard Dreyfuss, Anthony Hopkins, and Burt Lancaster all played Isareli leaders in the film...
Victory at Entebbe
Silence of the Lambs
Question 4. Woody Allen's birth name was:
Allen Stewart Konigsberg
Robert Allen Zimmerman
Question 5. Which contemporary movie is about a rabbi and a priest that are in love with the same woman?
The Jazz Singer
The Philadelphia Story
Keeping the Faith
Question 6. What is the premise of the movie Yentl?
A Jewish girl pretends to be a boy in order to study at a yeshiva
A Jewish boy pretends to be a girl to avoid the army
A Jewish girl pretends to be a boy to fight off the Huns
A Jewish boy runs away to avoid his upcoming marriage
Question 7. Adam Sandler plays a Mossad agent who wants to become a hairdresser in:
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Eight Crazy Nights
Question 8. The Israeli film Hamsin is considered a landmark production because....
It honestly portrayed Arab-Jewish relations
It was the first film in Hebrew
It won an Oscar
It was the first Israeli film in English
It played in hundreds of American theaters
Question 9. Tevye is the main character in what film?
Fiddler on the Roof
Question 10. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?