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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. What caused the demise of the Yiddish film genre?
 A lack of diversity in the Yiddish-speaking world
 The decline of Yiddish in America
 The Holocaust
 A & B
 B & C

 

Question 2. Who directed Schindler's List?
 Ivan Reitman
 Steven Spielberg
 Ron Howard
 James Cameron

 

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

 

Question 4. For many years of Israeli film, Ashkenazic Jews often played Sephardic roles, while Sephardim often played...
 Arab roles
 Extras
 Ashkenazic roles
 Non-speaking characters

 

Question 5. Der Dibuk, the infamous Yiddish film, was produced in which country?
 Poland
 USA
 Canada
 Australia

 

Question 6. The 1966 film Cast A Giant Shadow features which actor playing a half-American, half-Israeli hero?
 Marlon Brando
 Zero Mostel
 Woody Allen
 Kirk Douglas

 

Question 7. What movie, released in 2001, parodies Jewish summer camps?
 Jesus Camp
 Wet Hot American Summer
 Salute Your Shorts
 Spaceballs
 500 Days of Summer

 

Question 8. Adam Sandler plays a Mossad agent who wants to become a hairdresser in:
 Billy Madison
 Happy Gilmore
 You Don't Mess with the Zohan
 Waterboy
 Eight Crazy Nights

 

Question 9. Woody Allen's birth name was:
 Allen Stewart Konigsberg
 Jon Leibowitz
 Melvin Kaminsky
 Richard Lewis
 Robert Allen Zimmerman

 

Question 10. Tevye is the main character in what film?
 Fiddler on the Roof
 The Chosen
 Schindler's List
 Yentl