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 Jewish writer produced classics of bittersweet humor?
Mendele Mokher Seforim
All of these
Question 2. Who loosely portrayed Fanny Brice in the film Funny Girl?
Question 3. Fanny Brice rose to stardom despite being unable to
Question 4. 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 5. What was The Goldbergs?
A humorous work of fiction, written first in Yiddish
The original name of All in the Family
A radio show about a Jewish family, which later became a television show
The most popular vaudeville show in history
Question 6. Who was the only person with a speaking part in Mel Brooks' film Silent Movie?
Question 7. What was Mel Brooks's first box office success?
Robin Hood, Men in Tights
History of the World, Part I
To Be, or Not to Be
Question 8. Which of these TV characters is Jewish?
Ross on Friends
Fran on The Nanny
Jerry on Seinfeld
All of these
Question 9. What year did Seinfeld premiere?
None of the above
Question 10. 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