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. 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 Hebrew Hammer
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
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:
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?
Question 9. 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 10. Which fictional cartoon character’s father is Rabbi Krustofski?
Krusty the Clown