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 Israeli filmmaker made both Yossi & Jagger and Walk on Water?
Question 2. 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 3. For many years of Israeli film, Ashkenazic Jews often played Sephardic roles, while Sephardim often played...
Question 4. What movie, released in 2001, parodies Jewish summer camps?
Wet Hot American Summer
Salute Your Shorts
500 Days of Summer
Question 5. The Israeli film Hamsin is considered a landmark production because....
It honestly portrayed Arab-Jewish relations
It was the first film in Hebrew
It won an Oscar
It was the first Israeli film in English
It played in hundreds of American theaters
Question 6. The first public TV broadcast in Israel was in what year?
Question 7. 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 8. Tevye is the main character in what film?
Fiddler on the Roof
Question 9. Who played Jakie Rabinowitz in the first film version of The Jazz Singer?
Question 10. Der Dibuk, the infamous Yiddish film, was produced in which country?