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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. Borat, the film based upon Sacha Baron Cohen sketches, brings to light....
 Anti-Semitism in the United States
 Cultural stereotyping
 The closed-mindedness of a certain type of American life
 Misogyny
 All of the above

 

Question 2. Though the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Israeli actress Gila Almagor often portrays women from what country in her movies?
 Egypt
 Iraq
 Morocco
 India

 

Question 3. Rhoda was a spin-off of what popular television show?
 The Dick Van Dyke Show
 I Love Lucy
 The Mary Tyler Moore Show
 All in the Family

 

Question 4. The first public TV broadcast in Israel was in what year?
 1948
 1952
 1956
 1968

 

Question 5. The 1981 film The Chosen was adapted from a book by which Jewish author?
 Phillip Roth
 Chaim Potok
 Sholom Aleichem
 Saul Bellow

 

Question 6. Which of these films was inspired by the Bible?
 The Decalogue
 Evan Almighty
 The Ten
 B & C
 All of the above

 

Question 7. Which ground-breaking nine-hour documentary brought on a new wave of Holocaust-related films?
 Schindler's List
 Shoah
 Judgment at Nuremberg
 Exodus
 The Great Dictator

 

Question 8. 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 9. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?
 New York
 Los Angeles
 Chicago
 Jerusalem
 San Francisco

 

Question 10. Richard Dreyfuss, Anthony Hopkins, and Burt Lancaster all played Isareli leaders in the film...
 Victory at Entebbe
 Schindler's List
 Silence of the Lambs
 Exodus
 Munich