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 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 2. What contemporary Jewish comedian made the video "The Great Schlep?"
Question 3. For which TV show was Sid Caesar renown?
You Bet Your Life
Your Show of Shows
Question 4. 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 5. Which of these early entertainers performed in blackface as a vital part of his or her act?
Question 6. Which of these people was not one of the original Three Stooges?
Question 7. Which of these people was not a Marx Brother?
Question 8. Which of these TV characters is Jewish?
Ross on Friends
Fran on The Nanny
Jerry on Seinfeld
All of these
Question 9. 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
Question 10. 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