Jewish Sports Quiz

While sports have never been a major focus of Jewish life, Jews have risen to fame in professional baseball, basketball, and boxing. Sports have also reflected greater social and political conflicts in Jewish life. How much do you know about Jews and sports?

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Qustion 1. Who was NOT a famous Jewish boxer?

Benny Leonard Barney Ross Maxie Rosenbloom Harry Brill

Qustion 2. True or false: Gambling is, for the most part, permitted in Judaism.

True False

Qustion 3. Which talmudic sage was famous for both his Torah scholarship and his strength as a gladiator?

Rabbi Akiva Maimonides Bar Kokhba Resh Lakish

Qustion 4. Who was the first king to establish his own five-yearly games on an international scale?

King David King Solomon King Ahasuerus King Herod

Qustion 5. Who was the first Jewish designated hitter in the major leagues for the New York Yankees?

Joe Lieberman Roger Kahn Shawn Green Ron Blomberg

Qustion 6. Jews have been extremely uncomfortable with sports and worship of the body, up until what point in history?

The Crusades, when the strongest Jews survived The rise of Zionism, which redefined the role of physical activity The Enlightenment, when traditional Jews began to embrace new notions of physical beauty The Black Plague, when the strongest Jews survived

Qustion 7. Who was not a Jewish baseball player?

Shawn Green Hank Greenberg Maxie Rosenbloom Sandy Koufax

Qustion 8. Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?

Kobe Bryant Jordan Farmar Wilt Chamberlain Magic Johnson

Qustion 9. Israel won its first Olympic medals at the

1992 Olympics in Barcelona 2000 Olympics in Sydney 1998 Olympics in Nagano 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles Israel has never won an Olympic medal

Qustion 10. At which Olympic games did Palestinian terrorists killed 11 members of the Israeli delegation?

The Munich Olympics The Salt Lake City Olympics The Berlin Olympics The Athens Olympics
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