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

 

Question 3. Which ground-breaking nine-hour documentary brought on a new wave of Holocaust-related films?
 Schindler's List
 Shoah
 Judgment at Nuremberg
 Exodus
 The Great Dictator

 

Question 4. Tevye is the main character in what film?
 Fiddler on the Roof
 The Chosen
 Schindler's List
 Yentl

 

Question 5. Who played Jakie Rabinowitz in the first film version of The Jazz Singer?
 Neil Diamond
 Al Jolson
 Barbara Streisand
 Woody Allen
 George Jessel

 

Question 6. Which fictional cartoon character’s father is Rabbi Krustofski?
 Krusty the Clown
 Peter Griffin
 Elmer Fudd
 Homer Simpson

 

Question 7. Richard Dreyfuss, Anthony Hopkins, and Burt Lancaster all played Isareli leaders in the film...
 Victory at Entebbe
 Schindler's List
 Silence of the Lambs
 Exodus
 Munich

 

Question 8. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?
 New York
 Los Angeles
 Chicago
 Jerusalem
 San Francisco

 

Question 9. 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 10. Who directed Schindler's List?
 Ivan Reitman
 Steven Spielberg
 Ron Howard
 James Cameron