Jewish Film QuizJews 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. Fiddler on the Roof is based on:
A true story of life of a Polish shtetl
A collection of Sholom Aleichem short stories
Nothing, it is an original work of fiction
An adaptation of biblical stories
The Hanukkah story
Question 2. Richard Dreyfuss, Anthony Hopkins, and Burt Lancaster all played Isareli leaders in the film...
Victory at Entebbe
Silence of the Lambs
Question 3. Who directed Schindler's List?
Question 4. What is Mel Brooks' real name?
Question 5. 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 6. For many years of Israeli film, Ashkenazic Jews often played Sephardic roles, while Sephardim often played...
Question 7. 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 8. The 1981 film The Chosen was adapted from a book by which Jewish author?
Question 9. During which decade do scholars generally agree that the unofficial boundary to mainstream American cinema was dropped for Jews?
Question 10. All of the following movies are about the Holocaust except:
Life is Beautiful
A Stranger Among Us