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. 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 2. Which of these people was not a Marx Brother?
Question 3. Which Jewish writer produced classics of bittersweet humor?
Mendele Mokher Seforim
All of these
Question 4. 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 5. Fanny Brice rose to stardom despite being unable to
Question 6. Which of these TV characters is Jewish?
Ross on Friends
Fran on The Nanny
Jerry on Seinfeld
All of these
Question 7. What contemporary Jewish comedian made the video "The Great Schlep?"
Question 8. What is Chelm?
An approach to Jewish humor that is particularly cynical
A mythical village populated, according to Jewish folklore, by fools
A nickname that was given to particularly funny people in the shtetl
A short film created by Jerry Seinfeld
Question 9. 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 10. The Marx brothers--Julius, Adolph, and Leonard--were renamed
Gummo, Zeppo, and Jimbo
Athos, Porthos, and Aramis
Greg, Peter, and Bobby
Moe, Larry, and Curly
Groucho, Harpo, and Chico