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. Which of these early entertainers performed in blackface as a vital part of his or her act?
Question 2. Who played the interviewer in the sketch "The Two Thousand Year Old Man?"
Question 3. Who was the only person with a speaking part in Mel Brooks' film Silent Movie?
Question 4. What were the names of the Three Stooges?
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
Moe, Curly, Shemp
Jerry, Kramer, George
Groucho, Harpo, Chico
Peter, Paul, Mary
Question 5. Which of these is the first biblical character to laugh?
Question 6. The Marx brothers--Julius, Adolph, and Leonard--were renamed
Gummo, Zeppo, and Jimbo
Athos, Porthos, and Aramis
Greg, Peter, and Bobby
Moe, Larry, and Curly
Groucho, Harpo, and Chico
Question 7. What is Chelm?
An approach to Jewish humor that is particularly cynical
A mythical village populated, according to Jewish folklore, by fools
A nickname that was given to particularly funny people in the shtetl
A short film created by Jerry Seinfeld
Question 8. Many of which characters' sketches on Sesame Street are adaptations of traditional Jewish jokes?
Ernie and Bert
Big Bird and Snuffy
Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy
Big Bird and Count von Count
Cookie Monster and Elmo
Question 9. What is a shlemiel?
A luckless fool
A deliberately funny person
Question 10. 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