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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 of these films was inspired by the Bible?
 The Decalogue
 Evan Almighty
 The Ten
 B & C
 All of the above

 

Question 2. What is Mel Brooks' real name?
 Morton Kelmanson
 Morris Cohen
 Melvin Kaminsky
 Moishe Mayer

 

Question 3. Der Dibuk, the infamous Yiddish film, was produced in which country?
 Poland
 USA
 Canada
 Australia

 

Question 4. Israeli director Joseph Cedar depicts which segment of the Israeli population that has been underrepresented on film?
 The Druze
 Arab-Israelis
 Religious Zionists
 Armenians
 Sephardic immigrants

 

Question 5. During which decade do scholars generally agree that the unofficial boundary to mainstream American cinema was dropped for Jews?
 1920s
 1930s
 1940s
 1950s
 1960s

 

Question 6. All of the following movies are about the Holocaust except:
 Schindler's List
 The Pianist
 Life is Beautiful
 Sophie's Choice
 A Stranger Among Us

 

Question 7. Who directed Schindler's List?
 Ivan Reitman
 Steven Spielberg
 Ron Howard
 James Cameron

 

Question 8. Mordecai Jefferson Carver is the lead character in which film?
 The Ten
 The Hebrew Hammer
 The Producers
 A Stranger Among Us

 

Question 9. Which fictional cartoon character’s father is Rabbi Krustofski?
 Krusty the Clown
 Peter Griffin
 Elmer Fudd
 Homer Simpson

 

Question 10. The first public TV broadcast in Israel was in what year?
 1948
 1952
 1956
 1968