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. During which decade do scholars generally agree that the unofficial boundary to mainstream American cinema was dropped for Jews?
Question 2. Woody Allen's birth name was:
Allen Stewart Konigsberg
Robert Allen Zimmerman
Question 3. The first public TV broadcast in Israel was in what year?
Question 4. What is Mel Brooks' real name?
Question 5. Which fictional cartoon character’s father is Rabbi Krustofski?
Krusty the Clown
Question 6. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?
Question 7. 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 8. Who played Jakie Rabinowitz in the first film version of The Jazz Singer?
Question 9. 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 10. 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