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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. What is the name of Mel Brooks' 1968 film, which later became a popular Broadway musical?
 Spaceballs
 History of the World, Part I
 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
 The Producers
 Blazing Saddles

 

Question 2. Rhoda was a spin-off of what popular television show?
 The Dick Van Dyke Show
 I Love Lucy
 The Mary Tyler Moore Show
 All in the Family

 

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. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?
 New York
 Los Angeles
 Chicago
 Jerusalem
 San Francisco

 

Question 5. Adam Sandler plays a Mossad agent who wants to become a hairdresser in:
 Billy Madison
 Happy Gilmore
 You Don't Mess with the Zohan
 Waterboy
 Eight Crazy Nights

 

Question 6. Tevye is the main character in what film?
 Fiddler on the Roof
 The Chosen
 Schindler's List
 Yentl

 

Question 7. When was the original version of the film The Jazz Singer made?
 1980
 1927
 1965
 2001
 1948

 

Question 8. Though the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Israeli actress Gila Almagor often portrays women from what country in her movies?
 Egypt
 Iraq
 Morocco
 India

 

Question 9. Borat, the film based upon Sacha Baron Cohen sketches, brings to light....
 Anti-Semitism in the United States
 Cultural stereotyping
 The closed-mindedness of a certain type of American life
 Misogyny
 All of the above

 

Question 10. 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