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Jewish Film Quiz

Jews 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. Though the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Israeli actress Gila Almagor often portrays women from what country in her movies?


Question 2. During which decade do scholars generally agree that the unofficial boundary to mainstream American cinema was dropped for Jews?


Question 3. 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 4. Mordecai Jefferson Carver is the lead character in which film?
 The Ten
 The Hebrew Hammer
 The Producers
 A Stranger Among Us


Question 5. What is the name of Mel Brooks' 1968 film, which later became a popular Broadway musical?
 History of the World, Part I
 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
 The Producers
 Blazing Saddles


Question 6. Der Dibuk, the infamous Yiddish film, was produced in which country?


Question 7. Adam Sandler plays a Mossad agent who wants to become a hairdresser in:
 Billy Madison
 Happy Gilmore
 You Don't Mess with the Zohan
 Eight Crazy Nights


Question 8. Israeli director Joseph Cedar depicts which segment of the Israeli population that has been underrepresented on film?
 The Druze
 Religious Zionists
 Sephardic immigrants


Question 9. Which contemporary movie is about a rabbi and a priest that are in love with the same woman?
 The Goldbergs
 The Jazz Singer
 The Philadelphia Story
 Crossing Delancey
 Keeping the Faith


Question 10. Which fictional cartoon character’s father is Rabbi Krustofski?
 Krusty the Clown
 Peter Griffin
 Elmer Fudd
 Homer Simpson