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. Which of these people was not one of the original Three Stooges?
Question 2. Which of these early entertainers performed in blackface as a vital part of his or her act?
Question 3. Who played the interviewer in the sketch "The Two Thousand Year Old Man?"
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. Where was Lenny Bruce's "Jewish and Goyish" routine first published?
The New Yorker
The New York Times
Question 7. Who loosely portrayed Fanny Brice in the film Funny Girl?
Question 8. 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
Question 9. True or false: Fanny Brice, an early star of the Ziegfield Follies, only performed in Yiddish.
Question 10. Who was the only person with a speaking part in Mel Brooks' film Silent Movie?