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

 

Question 2. 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 3. When was the original version of the film The Jazz Singer made?
 1980
 1927
 1965
 2001
 1948

 

Question 4. Where was the first Jewish film festival held?
 New York
 Los Angeles
 Chicago
 Jerusalem
 San Francisco

 

Question 5. Which of these films was inspired by the Bible?
 The Decalogue
 Evan Almighty
 The Ten
 B & C
 All of the above

 

Question 6. 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 7. 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 8. Der Dibuk, the infamous Yiddish film, was produced in which country?
 Poland
 USA
 Canada
 Australia

 

Question 9. Which fictional cartoon character’s father is Rabbi Krustofski?
 Krusty the Clown
 Peter Griffin
 Elmer Fudd
 Homer Simpson

 

Question 10. 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