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. "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 2. Which of these TV characters is Jewish?
Ross on Friends
Fran on The Nanny
Jerry on Seinfeld
All of these
Question 3. 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 4. For which TV show was Sid Caesar renown?
You Bet Your Life
Your Show of Shows
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. Which of these comedians is NOT Jewish?
Question 7. Which of these is the first biblical character to laugh?
Question 8. Who played the interviewer in the sketch "The Two Thousand Year Old Man?"
Question 9. Which Jewish writer produced classics of bittersweet humor?
Mendele Mokher Seforim
All of these
Question 10. What was the Borscht Belt?
A Jewish comedy school in Russia
An informal gang of Jewish comedians
A famed restaurant theatre
An area with several summertime resorts outside New York City