Jewish Humor QuizJews have long used humor as a tool for self-ridicule, fighting anti-Semitism, and even passing down traditions. And in the past few decades Jewish humor has become significant in mainstream popular culture. How much do you know about Jewish humor?
Question 1. According to Joan Rivers, what would've been the best way for her to deal with her husband's suicide?
To talk about it onstage
To withdraw from acting for good
To say kaddish
Question 2. "I do not know whether there are many other instances of a people making fun to such a degree of its own character." Who said this about the Jews?
Question 3. Which Jewish writer produced classics of bittersweet humor?
Mendele Mokher Seforim
All of these
Question 4. What was the Borscht Belt?
A Jewish comedy school in Russia
An informal gang of Jewish comedians
A famed restaurant theatre
An area with several summertime resorts outside New York City
Question 5. Which of these people was not a Marx Brother?
Question 6. Fanny Brice rose to stardom despite being unable to
Question 7. Who played the interviewer in the sketch "The Two Thousand Year Old Man?"
Question 8. What contemporary Jewish comedian made the video "The Great Schlep?"
Question 9. Woody Allen's Oscar-winning film Annie Hall focuses on what subject?
Dating between Jews and non-Jews
Civil unrest in America
Jewish comedy in the shtetls
Question 10. Which of these early entertainers performed in blackface as a vital part of his or her act?