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. What is the full name of the Borat film?
Borat: Welcome to America
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America to Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Borat: The Search for Pamela Anderson
Borat: Oh Kazakhstan!
Question 2. Borat, the film based upon Sacha Baron Cohen sketches, brings to light....
Anti-Semitism in the United States
The closed-mindedness of a certain type of American life
All of the above
Question 3. 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 4. What caused the demise of the Yiddish film genre?
A lack of diversity in the Yiddish-speaking world
The decline of Yiddish in America
A & B
B & C
Question 5. Israeli director Joseph Cedar depicts which segment of the Israeli population that has been underrepresented on film?
Question 6. Which film is considered the Jewish turning point of Steven Spielberg's career?
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Color Purple
Saving Private Ryan
Question 7. Which Israeli filmmaker made both Yossi & Jagger and Walk on Water?
Question 8. Fiddler on the Roof is based on:
A true story of life of a Polish shtetl
A collection of Sholom Aleichem short stories
Nothing, it is an original work of fiction
An adaptation of biblical stories
The Hanukkah story
Question 9. The 1966 film Cast A Giant Shadow features which actor playing a half-American, half-Israeli hero?
Question 10. What movie, released in 2001, parodies Jewish summer camps?
Wet Hot American Summer
Salute Your Shorts
500 Days of Summer