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 contemporary Jewish comedian made the video "The Great Schlep?"
Question 2. 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 3. Which of these is the first biblical character to laugh?
Question 4. Which Jewish writer produced classics of bittersweet humor?
Mendele Mokher Seforim
All of these
Question 5. Many of which characters' sketches on Sesame Street are adaptations of traditional Jewish jokes?
Ernie and Bert
Big Bird and Snuffy
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
Big Bird and Count von Count
Cookie Monster and Elmo
Question 6. "I do not know whether there are many other instances of a people making fun to such a degree of its own character." Who said this about the Jews?
Question 7. Who was the creator and producer of The Goldbergs?
Question 8. For which TV show was Sid Caesar renown?
You Bet Your Life
Your Show of Shows
Question 9. True or false: Humor is one of the hallmarks of Yiddish literature.
Question 10. Woody Allen's Oscar-winning film Annie Hall focuses on what subject?
Dating between Jews and non-Jews
Civil unrest in America
Jewish comedy in the shtetls