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. Which of these films was inspired by the Bible?
B & C
All of the above
Question 2. Who played Jakie Rabinowitz in the first film version of The Jazz Singer?
Question 3. Israeli director Joseph Cedar depicts which segment of the Israeli population that has been underrepresented on film?
Question 4. The first movie filmed in Israel (1896) was
Train Station in Jerusalem
Oded the Wanderer
Question 5. Who stars in the film version of Yentl?
I. B. Singer
Question 6. The 1981 film The Chosen was adapted from a book by which Jewish author?
Question 7. What movie, released in 2001, parodies Jewish summer camps?
Wet Hot American Summer
Salute Your Shorts
500 Days of Summer
Question 8. For many years of Israeli film, Ashkenazic Jews often played Sephardic roles, while Sephardim often played...
Question 9. 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 10. 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