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. 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 2. Which of these themes is commonly addressed in Jewish humor?
The immigrant experience
Neurotics on New York's Upper West Side
All of these
Question 3. For which TV show was Sid Caesar renown?
You Bet Your Life
Your Show of Shows
Question 4. Which of these people was not a Marx Brother?
Question 5. True or false: Fanny Brice, an early star of the Ziegfield Follies, only performed in Yiddish.
Question 6. What were the names of the Three Stooges?
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
Moe, Curly, Shemp
Jerry, Kramer, George
Groucho, Harpo, Chico
Peter, Paul, Mary
Question 7. What was the Borscht Belt?
A humorous term used to describe overweight Jews
A funny short film produced by Jerry Seinfeld
A name given to the hotels in the Catskills where Jews vacationed
All of these
Question 8. 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 9. Where was Lenny Bruce's "Jewish and Goyish" routine first published?
The New Yorker
The New York Times
Question 10. Who loosely portrayed Fanny Brice in the film Funny Girl?