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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. Who played Jakie Rabinowitz in the first film version of The Jazz Singer?
 Neil Diamond
 Al Jolson
 Barbara Streisand
 Woody Allen
 George Jessel

 

Question 2. 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 3. Who directed Schindler's List?
 Ivan Reitman
 Steven Spielberg
 Ron Howard
 James Cameron

 

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

 

Question 5. 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 6. All of the following movies are about the Holocaust except:
 Schindler's List
 The Pianist
 Life is Beautiful
 Sophie's Choice
 A Stranger Among Us

 

Question 7. 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 8. During which decade do scholars generally agree that the unofficial boundary to mainstream American cinema was dropped for Jews?
 1920s
 1930s
 1940s
 1950s
 1960s

 

Question 9. When was the original version of the film The Jazz Singer made?
 1980
 1927
 1965
 2001
 1948

 

Question 10. Tevye is the main character in what film?
 Fiddler on the Roof
 The Chosen
 Schindler's List
 Yentl