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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. 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 2. What is Mel Brooks' real name?
 Morton Kelmanson
 Morris Cohen
 Melvin Kaminsky
 Moishe Mayer

 

Question 3. 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 4. 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 5. The 1966 film Cast A Giant Shadow features which actor playing a half-American, half-Israeli hero?
 Marlon Brando
 Zero Mostel
 Woody Allen
 Kirk Douglas

 

Question 6. Woody Allen's birth name was:
 Allen Stewart Konigsberg
 Jon Leibowitz
 Melvin Kaminsky
 Richard Lewis
 Robert Allen Zimmerman

 

Question 7. 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 8. Which of these films was inspired by the Bible?
 The Decalogue
 Evan Almighty
 The Ten
 B & C
 All of the above

 

Question 9. 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

 

Question 10. Who stars in the film version of Yentl?
 Woody Allen
 Mel Brooks
 Barbara Streisand
 Adam Sandler
 I. B. Singer