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. Which of these films was inspired by the Bible?
B & C
All of the above
Question 2. The 1981 film The Chosen was adapted from a book by which Jewish author?
Question 3. Israeli director Joseph Cedar depicts which segment of the Israeli population that has been underrepresented on film?
Question 4. What is the name of Mel Brooks' 1968 film, which later became a popular Broadway musical?
History of the World, Part I
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Question 5. Which contemporary movie is about a rabbi and a priest that are in love with the same woman?
The Jazz Singer
The Philadelphia Story
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
Saving Private Ryan
Question 7. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?
Question 8. When was the original version of the film The Jazz Singer made?
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?