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 is a shlemiel?
A luckless fool
A deliberately funny person
Question 2. Where was Lenny Bruce's "Jewish and Goyish" routine first published?
The New Yorker
The New York Times
Question 3. Which of these early entertainers performed in blackface as a vital part of his or her act?
Question 4. Which Jewish writer produced classics of bittersweet humor?
Mendele Mokher Seforim
All of these
Question 5. What was The Goldbergs?
A humorous work of fiction, written first in Yiddish
The original name of All in the Family
A radio show about a Jewish family, which later became a television show
The most popular vaudeville show in history
Question 6. True or false: Fanny Brice, an early star of the Ziegfield Follies, only performed in Yiddish.
Question 7. Who was the Jewish cast member on All in the Family?
Question 8. Which of these comedians is NOT Jewish?
Question 9. What year did Seinfeld premiere?
None of the above
Question 10. "Hanukkah Harry," "Jewess Jeans," and "Jew, Not a Jew," are sketches from what TV show?
Your Show of Shows
National Lampoon Radio Hour
Saturday Night Live
Uncle Andy's Funhouse