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. 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 2. Richard Dreyfuss, Anthony Hopkins, and Burt Lancaster all played Isareli leaders in the film...
Victory at Entebbe
Silence of the Lambs
Question 3. The 1966 film Cast A Giant Shadow features which actor playing a half-American, half-Israeli hero?
Question 4. 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 5. Woody Allen's birth name was:
Allen Stewart Konigsberg
Robert Allen Zimmerman
Question 6. What movie, released in 2001, parodies Jewish summer camps?
Wet Hot American Summer
Salute Your Shorts
500 Days of Summer
Question 7. Adam Sandler plays a Mossad agent who wants to become a hairdresser in:
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Eight Crazy Nights
Question 8. During which decade do scholars generally agree that the unofficial boundary to mainstream American cinema was dropped for Jews?
Question 9. When was the original version of the film The Jazz Singer made?
Question 10. Which film is considered the Jewish turning point of Steven Spielberg's career?
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Color Purple
Saving Private Ryan