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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. The 1966 film Cast A Giant Shadow features which actor playing a half-American, half-Israeli hero?
 Marlon Brando
 Zero Mostel
 Woody Allen
 Kirk Douglas

 

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

 

Question 4. Borat, the film based upon Sacha Baron Cohen sketches, brings to light....
 Anti-Semitism in the United States
 Cultural stereotyping
 The closed-mindedness of a certain type of American life
 Misogyny
 All of the above

 

Question 5. The 1981 film The Chosen was adapted from a book by which Jewish author?
 Phillip Roth
 Chaim Potok
 Sholom Aleichem
 Saul Bellow

 

Question 6. Richard Dreyfuss, Anthony Hopkins, and Burt Lancaster all played Isareli leaders in the film...
 Victory at Entebbe
 Schindler's List
 Silence of the Lambs
 Exodus
 Munich

 

Question 7. What caused the demise of the Yiddish film genre?
 A lack of diversity in the Yiddish-speaking world
 The decline of Yiddish in America
 The Holocaust
 A & B
 B & C

 

Question 8. Which film is considered the Jewish turning point of Steven Spielberg's career?
 Raiders of the Lost Ark
 The Color Purple
 Schindler's List
 Saving Private Ryan
 Amistad

 

Question 9. Which Israeli filmmaker made both Yossi & Jagger and Walk on Water?
 Joseph Cedar
 Woody Allen
 Uri Barabash
 Eytan Fox
 Judd Ne'eman

 

Question 10. Which of these films was inspired by the Bible?
 The Decalogue
 Evan Almighty
 The Ten
 B & C
 All of the above