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The Shtisel Quiz: Just how big of a ‘Shtisel’ fan are you?!
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The Shtisel Quiz: Just how big of a ‘Shtisel’ fan are you?!

Test your knowledge.

Photo credit Ohad Romano
Photo credit Ohad Romano

The Israeli series—released on Netlix this year—about a fictional observant family in Jerusalem has inspired fans of all different backgrounds from across the world.

Consider yourself a Shtisel devotee?
Test your knowledge with these 13 questions about everything Shtisel:

How well do you know the show that has become a sensation?


1) In an effort to demonstrate she is no good for Kive, Elisheva
shows him:

A) Old photos of her husband

B) Love letters she kept secret

C) The gray color in her real hair

D) None of the above


2) “She’s like a schnitzel that was frozen, thawed, heated up, frozen, thawed, heated up in the microwave and served on a paper plate. This is said by:

A) Shulem

B) Nuchem

C) Giti

D) Kenigsberg


3) Michael Aloni, who stars as Kive also stars in series on Netflix called:

A) “Fauda”

B) “Mossad 101”

C) “When Heroes Fly”

D) “Anshin”


4) The song Lipa sings on the phone when Giti gives birth is:

A) Tov Lehodot

B) Menucha V’Simcha

C) Sim Shalom

D) Esa Einai


5) In order to refrain from looking at women on the bus, Shulem tells his son to hold a book in front of his eyes, but in that one instance, he puts his glasses on him. This results in Kive:

A) Going blind

B) Lying and saying he needs glasses

C) A and B

D) None of the above


6) Ruchami’s fake letter from her father to his son, telling him that bedwetting is something normal:

A) Shows her creativity is taking a maternal role though she is a daughter

B) Shows that she learned doing something false is sometimes necessary

C) Shows she puts her brother’s well-being above her personal anger at her father

D) All of the above


7) The only character who earnestly tries to get Shulem to eat healthier food is:

A) Kive

B) Giti

C) The wife of the late Rabbi Cheshin

D) None of the above


8) The boy with the goldfish in his bag represents a part of Kive who feels:

A) Partly lost without his mother

B) The innocence of wanting to cling to something you value, even if others don’t

C) The desire to explore living in different worlds

D) All of the above


9) When Giti seeks the advice of a Sephardic rabbi, he tells her to:

a) To assume her husband had an affair but move on

B) Pay an investigator to look into the matter

C) Confront her husband

D) Figure that since there aren’t proven facts, it’s no good to speculate it and she should go back to him.


10) The first thing Ruchami says to Hanina is:

A) “I can save you”

B) “What’s your name?”

C) “Why are you here?”

D) “I am perfect for you.”


11) After their first date, Giti’s parents frown upon Lippa:

A) Because he is Sephardic

B) Because he spends too much money on her dinner

C) Because he takes her to three places

D) Because he has a car


12) Shulem dumps Menukha and breaks off their engagement when:

A) He realizes she is not beautiful enough

B) He realizes she reminds him too much of Dvora

C) He realizes she is bossy, stubborn and her advice costs him

D) He doesn’t like her soup


13) The song Zvi Arye sings in his audition is:

A) Racheim

B) Harachaman

C) V’aafilu Behastara

D) None of the above


 

Answers:

1. C) The gray color in her real hair

2. D) Kenigsberg

3. C) “When Heroes Fly”

4. B) Menucha V’Simcha

5. B) Lying and saying he needs glasses

6. D) All of the above

7. C) The wife of the late Rabbi Cheshin

8. D) All of the above

9. D) Figure that since there aren’t proven facts, it’s no good to speculate it and she should go back to him.

10. A) “I can save you”

11. D) Because he has a car

12. C) He realizes she is bossy, stubborn and her advice costs him

13. C) V’aafilu Behastara

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