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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. When was the original version of the film The Jazz Singer made?
 1980
 1927
 1965
 2001
 1948

 

Question 2. Who directed Schindler's List?
 Ivan Reitman
 Steven Spielberg
 Ron Howard
 James Cameron

 

Question 3. Tevye is the main character in what film?
 Fiddler on the Roof
 The Chosen
 Schindler's List
 Yentl

 

Question 4. Woody Allen's birth name was:
 Allen Stewart Konigsberg
 Jon Leibowitz
 Melvin Kaminsky
 Richard Lewis
 Robert Allen Zimmerman

 

Question 5. What is Mel Brooks' real name?
 Morton Kelmanson
 Morris Cohen
 Melvin Kaminsky
 Moishe Mayer

 

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. 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 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. 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 10. Though the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Israeli actress Gila Almagor often portrays women from what country in her movies?
 Egypt
 Iraq
 Morocco
 India