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Jewish Film Quiz

Jews have always played a key role in the American movie industry, and in recent years, Israeli films have achieved a new level of international acclaim. Jewish themes have also shown up frequently in Hollywood productions. How much do you know about Jewish films, actors, directors, and stories?



Question 1. Which Israeli filmmaker made both Yossi & Jagger and Walk on Water?
 Joseph Cedar
 Woody Allen
 Uri Barabash
 Eytan Fox
 Judd Ne'eman

 

Question 2. What is the premise of the movie Yentl?
 A Jewish girl pretends to be a boy in order to study at a yeshiva
 A Jewish boy pretends to be a girl to avoid the army
 A Jewish girl pretends to be a boy to fight off the Huns
 A Jewish boy runs away to avoid his upcoming marriage

 

Question 3. For many years of Israeli film, Ashkenazic Jews often played Sephardic roles, while Sephardim often played...
 Arab roles
 Extras
 Ashkenazic roles
 Non-speaking characters

 

Question 4. What movie, released in 2001, parodies Jewish summer camps?
 Jesus Camp
 Wet Hot American Summer
 Salute Your Shorts
 Spaceballs
 500 Days of Summer

 

Question 5. The Israeli film Hamsin is considered a landmark production because....
 It honestly portrayed Arab-Jewish relations
 It was the first film in Hebrew
 It won an Oscar
 It was the first Israeli film in English
 It played in hundreds of American theaters

 

Question 6. The first public TV broadcast in Israel was in what year?
 1948
 1952
 1956
 1968

 

Question 7. What is the full name of the Borat film?
 Borat: Welcome to America
 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America to Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
 Borat: The Search for Pamela Anderson
 Borat: Oh Kazakhstan!

 

Question 8. Tevye is the main character in what film?
 Fiddler on the Roof
 The Chosen
 Schindler's List
 Yentl

 

Question 9. Who played Jakie Rabinowitz in the first film version of The Jazz Singer?
 Neil Diamond
 Al Jolson
 Barbara Streisand
 Woody Allen
 George Jessel

 

Question 10. Der Dibuk, the infamous Yiddish film, was produced in which country?
 Poland
 USA
 Canada
 Australia