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Jewish Theatre & Dance Quiz

From Yiddish theatre to Israeli folkdance, performing arts are a key part of Jewish self expression. How much do you know about Jewish theatre and dance?



Question 1. What was the first American theatre to specialize in Yiddish plays?
 Majestic Theatre
 Grand Theatre
 Goodman Theatre
 Der Yiddishe Theatre

 

Question 2. Who was Sara Levi-Tanai?
 An Israeli actor
 An Israeli dancer
 An Israeli theatre director
 An Israeli theatre critic

 

Question 3. True or false: Hasidic circle dancing can last for hours.
 True
 False

 

Question 4. In the 1930s, Habimah Theatre moved from Moscow to
 Prague
 Kiev
 Tel Aviv
 New York

 

Question 5. Which of these Jewish playwrights explores homophobia in his work?
 David Mamet
 Arthur Miller
 Tony Kushner
 Robert Brown

 

Question 6. True or False: Yiddish theatre has a long history in St. Petersburg , Russia
 True
 False

 

Question 7. Badhanim are
 Holy priests
 Challah bakers
 Professional wedding jesters
 Rabbinic assitants
 Mystical worshippers

 

Question 8. Which Shakespearean play has received the most criticism for being anti-Semitic?
 Hamlet
 Macbeth
 Merchant of Venice
 Troilus and Cressida

 

Question 9. What is the name of Israel's National Theatre?
 Habimah Theatre
 Ohel Theatre
 Avodah Ensemble
 Lovers of the Hebrew Stage

 

Question 10. Which of these was NOT an Israeli playwright?
 Joshua Sobel
 Paddy Chayevsky
 Hillel Mittelpunkt
 Hanoch Levin