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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 is the name of the play often performed at a Purim celebration
 Monologue
 Shpeil
 Passion Play
 Graggar

 

Question 2. How did playwright Tony Kushner begin his "Angels in America"?
 With a long midrash from a rabbi
 With a reference to Adam and Eve
 With Hava Nagila
 With a clip of a speech by Golda Meir

 

Question 3. In the 1930s, Habimah Theatre moved from Moscow to
 Prague
 Kiev
 Tel Aviv
 New York

 

Question 4. Which noted dancer made his debut at the 92nd Street Y in New York?
 Alvin Ailey
 Mikhail Baryshnikov
 Fred Astaire
 Gregory Hines

 

Question 5. Who was Sara Levi-Tanai?
 An Israeli actor
 An Israeli dancer
 An Israeli theatre director
 An Israeli theatre critic

 

Question 6. True or false: Hasidic circle dancing can last for hours.
 True
 False

 

Question 7. True or False: Yiddish theatre has a long history in St. Petersburg , Russia
 True
 False

 

Question 8. Who is known as the father of Yiddish theatre?
 Avram Goldfadn
 Sholem Asch
 Sholem Aleichem
 Jacob Gordin

 

Question 9. Which of these is a common part of Jewish wedding dancing?
 The groom dances while carrying the bride on his back
 The groomsmen perform a special dance for the bride, in private
 The bride and groom are hoisted up on chairs
 All of these

 

Question 10. Which of these plays by Arthur Miller does not explicitly address Jewish themes, but has still been called a "Jewish" work?
 The American Clock
 Playing for Time
 Broken Glass
 Death of a Salesman