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. True or false: Humor is one of the hallmarks of Yiddish literature.
Question 2. Which Jewish writer produced classics of bittersweet humor?
Mendele Mokher Seforim
All of these
Question 3. "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
Question 4. 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 5. Who played the interviewer in the sketch "The Two Thousand Year Old Man?"
Question 6. Will & Grace was the first TV show that
Was a comedy series featuring a gay male lead
Featured an interfaith marriage
Had a Jewish female lead predominantly free of negative stereotyping
Both A & B
Both A & C
Question 7. Who was the creator and producer of The Goldbergs?
Question 8. Which of these comedians is NOT Jewish?
Question 9. Which of these people was not a Marx Brother?
Question 10. True or false: Fanny Brice, an early star of the Ziegfield Follies, only performed in Yiddish.