Jewish Humor Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish humor? MJL

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Question 1. What was Mel Brooks’s first box office success?
 Robin Hood, Men in Tights
 Blazing Saddles
 History of the World, Part I
 Young Frankenstein
 To Be, or Not to Be

Question 2. 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 3. True or false: Fanny Brice, an early star of the Ziegfield Follies, only performed in Yiddish.
 True
 False

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Question 4. Who was the Jewish cast member on All in the Family?
 Archie Bunker
 Stephanie Mills
 Meathead
 Edith Bunker

 

Question 5. Which of these comedians is NOT Jewish?
 Roseanne Barr
 Jerry Seinfeld
 Bob Newhart
 Jon Stewart

 

Question 6. “Hanukkah Harry,” “Jewess Jeans,” and “Jew, Not a Jew,” are sketches from what TV show?
 Caesar’s Hour
 Your Show of Shows
 National Lampoon Radio Hour
 Saturday Night Live
 Uncle Andy’s Funhouse

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Question 7. What year did Seinfeld premiere?
 1991
 1994
 1989
 1992
 None of the above

 

Question 8. What were the names of the Three Stooges?
 Abraham, Isaac, Jacob
 Moe, Curly, Shemp
 Jerry, Kramer, George
 Groucho, Harpo, Chico
 Peter, Paul, Mary

 

Question 9. A comedy trend of the ’90s called “sick humor” owes its inspiration to whom?
 Stephen Colbert
 Lenny Bruce
 Mel Brooks
 Mort Stahl
 Jon Stewart

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Question 10. Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning film Annie Hall focuses on what subject?
 Dating between Jews and non-Jews
 Poverty
 Civil unrest in America
 Jewish comedy in the shtetls

 

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