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. What is the name of Mel Brooks' 1968 film, which later became a popular Broadway musical?
History of the World, Part I
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
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...
Question 4. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?
Question 5. Adam Sandler plays a Mossad agent who wants to become a hairdresser in:
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
Eight Crazy Nights
Question 6. Tevye is the main character in what film?
Fiddler on the Roof
Question 7. When was the original version of the film The Jazz Singer made?
Question 8. Though the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Israeli actress Gila Almagor often portrays women from what country in her movies?
Question 9. Borat, the film based upon Sacha Baron Cohen sketches, brings to light....
Anti-Semitism in the United States
The closed-mindedness of a certain type of American life
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