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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. During which decade do scholars generally agree that the unofficial boundary to mainstream American cinema was dropped for Jews?
 1920s
 1930s
 1940s
 1950s
 1960s

 

Question 2. Woody Allen's birth name was:
 Allen Stewart Konigsberg
 Jon Leibowitz
 Melvin Kaminsky
 Richard Lewis
 Robert Allen Zimmerman

 

Question 3. The first public TV broadcast in Israel was in what year?
 1948
 1952
 1956
 1968

 

Question 4. What is Mel Brooks' real name?
 Morton Kelmanson
 Morris Cohen
 Melvin Kaminsky
 Moishe Mayer

 

Question 5. Which fictional cartoon character’s father is Rabbi Krustofski?
 Krusty the Clown
 Peter Griffin
 Elmer Fudd
 Homer Simpson

 

Question 6. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?
 New York
 Los Angeles
 Chicago
 Jerusalem
 San Francisco

 

Question 7. Which contemporary movie is about a rabbi and a priest that are in love with the same woman?
 The Goldbergs
 The Jazz Singer
 The Philadelphia Story
 Crossing Delancey
 Keeping the Faith

 

Question 8. Who played Jakie Rabinowitz in the first film version of The Jazz Singer?
 Neil Diamond
 Al Jolson
 Barbara Streisand
 Woody Allen
 George Jessel

 

Question 9. What is the name of Mel Brooks' 1968 film, which later became a popular Broadway musical?
 Spaceballs
 History of the World, Part I
 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
 The Producers
 Blazing Saddles

 

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