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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 first movie filmed in Israel (1896) was
 Exodus
 Train Station in Jerusalem
 Oded the Wanderer
 Gentleman's Agreement

 

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?
 Poland
 USA
 Canada
 Australia

 

Question 4. For many years of Israeli film, Ashkenazic Jews often played Sephardic roles, while Sephardim often played...
 Arab roles
 Extras
 Ashkenazic roles
 Non-speaking characters

 

Question 5. Mordecai Jefferson Carver is the lead character in which film?
 The Ten
 The Hebrew Hammer
 The Producers
 A Stranger Among Us

 

Question 6. What movie, released in 2001, parodies Jewish summer camps?
 Jesus Camp
 Wet Hot American Summer
 Salute Your Shorts
 Spaceballs
 500 Days of Summer

 

Question 7. The first public TV broadcast in Israel was in what year?
 1948
 1952
 1956
 1968

 

Question 8. Which of these films was inspired by the Bible?
 The Decalogue
 Evan Almighty
 The Ten
 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?
 The Druze
 Arab-Israelis
 Religious Zionists
 Armenians
 Sephardic immigrants