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. The first public TV broadcast in Israel was in what year?
Question 2. 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 3. The 1981 film The Chosen was adapted from a book by which Jewish author?
Question 4. 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 5. Borat, the film based upon Sacha Baron Cohen sketches, brings to light....
Anti-Semitism in the United States
The closed-mindedness of a certain type of American life
All of the above
Question 6. For many years of Israeli film, Ashkenazic Jews often played Sephardic roles, while Sephardim often played...
Question 7. Which fictional cartoon character’s father is Rabbi Krustofski?
Krusty the Clown
Question 8. During which decade do scholars generally agree that the unofficial boundary to mainstream American cinema was dropped for Jews?
Question 9. Which film is considered the Jewish turning point of Steven Spielberg's career?
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Color Purple
Saving Private Ryan
Question 10. What is Mel Brooks' real name?