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 movie portrays the kidnapping and murder of kidnapping of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympics?

Raid on Germany Munich Chariots of Fire Last Man Standing

Qustion 2. What is the name of the youth movement that was established in the 1920s to improve the physical and mental fitness of young Jews across the world?

Hahistadrut Beitar Maccabi Tza'ir Hapoel

Qustion 3. 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 4. Mah-jongg orginiated in what country?

Japan China South Korea Thailand

Qustion 5. Who was the first Israeli to play in the NBA?

Michael Jordan Omri Caspi Amare Stoudemire Jon Scheyer

Qustion 6. What year was Israel absent from the Olympic Summer Games in support of the U.S. boycott of the Soviet Union?

1980 1984 2004 1992

Qustion 7. True or false: Gambling is, for the most part, permitted in Judaism.

True False

Qustion 8. When did Max Nordau, a medical doctor, deliver a speech stressing the need to reestablish a "muscular Jewry”?

At the 1927 Zionist Congress in Basle At the second Zionist Congress in 1898 At the United Nations while the Partition Plan was being discussed in 1947 At the first Zionist Congress in 1897

Qustion 9. Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?

Kobe Bryant Jordan Farmar Wilt Chamberlain Magic Johnson

Qustion 10. The name of which historical book is now associated with Jewish atheletes?

Book of Maccabees Wisdom of Solomon Letter of Jeremiah Book of Judith
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