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

 

Question 3. 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 4. What is the name of Mel Brooks' 1968 film, which later became a popular Broadway musical?
 Spaceballs
 History of the World, Part I
 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
 The Producers
 Blazing Saddles

 

Question 5. Which contemporary movie is about a rabbi and a priest that are in love with the same woman?
 The Goldbergs
 The Jazz Singer
 The Philadelphia Story
 Crossing Delancey
 Keeping the Faith

 

Question 6. 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 7. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?
 New York
 Los Angeles
 Chicago
 Jerusalem
 San Francisco

 

Question 8. When was the original version of the film The Jazz Singer made?
 1980
 1927
 1965
 2001
 1948

 

Question 9. Fiddler on the Roof is based on:
 A true story of life of a Polish shtetl
 A collection of Sholom Aleichem short stories
 Nothing, it is an original work of fiction
 An adaptation of biblical stories
 The Hanukkah story

 

Question 10. During which decade do scholars generally agree that the unofficial boundary to mainstream American cinema was dropped for Jews?
 1920s
 1930s
 1940s
 1950s
 1960s