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 first movie filmed in Israel (1896) was
Train Station in Jerusalem
Oded the Wanderer
Question 2. 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 3. Der Dibuk, the infamous Yiddish film, was produced in which country?
Question 4. For many years of Israeli film, Ashkenazic Jews often played Sephardic roles, while Sephardim often played...
Question 5. Mordecai Jefferson Carver is the lead character in which film?
The Hebrew Hammer
A Stranger Among Us
Question 6. What movie, released in 2001, parodies Jewish summer camps?
Wet Hot American Summer
Salute Your Shorts
500 Days of Summer
Question 7. The first public TV broadcast in Israel was in what year?
Question 8. Which of these films was inspired by the Bible?
B & C
All of the above
Question 9. 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 10. Israeli director Joseph Cedar depicts which segment of the Israeli population that has been underrepresented on film?