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. What is the name of the Jewish baseball star who sat out a game on Yom Kippur in 1934?

Edgar Guest Hank Greenberg Sandy Koufax Art Shamsky

Qustion 2. Hank Greenberg played for what team?

New York Yankees Detroit Tigers Houston Astros Brooklyn Cyclones

Qustion 3. The 1936 Berlin Olympics are also known as the

Munich Massacre Nazi Olympics German Gold Gathering Protest Olympics

Qustion 4. Historically, where have Jewish women played mah-jongg?

The tenements of New York City Resort areas in the Catskills American suburbia All of these

Qustion 5. By the 20th century, the Young Men's Hebrew Association became which New York-based Jewish organization?

MyJewishLearning.com Jewish Theological Seminary 14st Street Y 92nd Street Y

Qustion 6. The terrorist act at teh Munich Olympics was carried out by a group called

Black September White August Yellow May Green June

Qustion 7. Who was NOT a famous Jewish boxer?

Benny Leonard Barney Ross Maxie Rosenbloom Harry Brill

Qustion 8. True or False: Dr. James Naismith invented basketball at the Young Men's Hebrew Association

True False

Qustion 9. True or false: In Greek and Roman times, sports were associated with idol worship, and were performed in the nude.

True False

Qustion 10. Max Nordau argued for physical strength and fitness as core values of

Orthodoxy Zionism Socialism Modesty Sprituality
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