Jewish Humor QuizJews have long used humor as a tool for self-ridicule, fighting anti-Semitism, and even passing down traditions. And in the past few decades Jewish humor has become significant in mainstream popular culture. How much do you know about Jewish humor?
Question 1. What were the names of the Three Stooges?
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
Moe, Curly, Shemp
Jerry, Kramer, George
Groucho, Harpo, Chico
Peter, Paul, Mary
Question 2. Who was the creator and producer of The Goldbergs?
Question 3. Which Jewish writer produced classics of bittersweet humor?
Mendele Mokher Seforim
All of these
Question 4. Which of these early entertainers performed in blackface as a vital part of his or her act?
Question 5. What is a shlemiel?
A luckless fool
A deliberately funny person
Question 6. Which of these themes is commonly addressed in Jewish humor?
The immigrant experience
Neurotics on New York's Upper West Side
All of these
Question 7. What was Mel Brooks's first box office success?
Robin Hood, Men in Tights
History of the World, Part I
To Be, or Not to Be
Question 8. According to Joan Rivers, what would've been the best way for her to deal with her husband's suicide?
To talk about it onstage
To withdraw from acting for good
To say kaddish
Question 9. True or false: Fanny Brice, an early star of the Ziegfield Follies, only performed in Yiddish.
Question 10. Which of these people was not one of the original Three Stooges?