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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 is the full name of the Borat film?
 Borat: Welcome to America
 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America to Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
 Borat: The Search for Pamela Anderson
 Borat: Oh Kazakhstan!

 

Question 2. Borat, the film based upon Sacha Baron Cohen sketches, brings to light....
 Anti-Semitism in the United States
 Cultural stereotyping
 The closed-mindedness of a certain type of American life
 Misogyny
 All of the above

 

Question 3. What is the premise of the movie Yentl?
 A Jewish girl pretends to be a boy in order to study at a yeshiva
 A Jewish boy pretends to be a girl to avoid the army
 A Jewish girl pretends to be a boy to fight off the Huns
 A Jewish boy runs away to avoid his upcoming marriage

 

Question 4. 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 5. Israeli director Joseph Cedar depicts which segment of the Israeli population that has been underrepresented on film?
 The Druze
 Arab-Israelis
 Religious Zionists
 Armenians
 Sephardic immigrants

 

Question 6. Which film is considered the Jewish turning point of Steven Spielberg's career?
 Raiders of the Lost Ark
 The Color Purple
 Schindler's List
 Saving Private Ryan
 Amistad

 

Question 7. Which Israeli filmmaker made both Yossi & Jagger and Walk on Water?
 Joseph Cedar
 Woody Allen
 Uri Barabash
 Eytan Fox
 Judd Ne'eman

 

Question 8. 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

 

Question 9. 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 10. What movie, released in 2001, parodies Jewish summer camps?
 Jesus Camp
 Wet Hot American Summer
 Salute Your Shorts
 Spaceballs
 500 Days of Summer