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?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. 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 2. 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 3. True or false: In 2004, the Ittihad Abna Sakhnin soccer club became the first Arab team to win the Israeli National Cup.

True False

Qustion 4. Which talmudic sage was famous for both his Torah scholarship and his strength as a gladiator?

Rabbi Akiva Maimonides Bar Kokhba Resh Lakish

Qustion 5. 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 6. During the years 1910-1940, how many Jewish world champion boxers were there?

15 7 26 32

Qustion 7. True or False: The Talmud addresses issues of betting on pigeon races.

True False

Qustion 8. Max Nordau argued for physical strength and fitness as core values of

Orthodoxy Zionism Socialism Modesty Sprituality

Qustion 9. Which Jewish swimmer won 7 gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics?

Michael Phelps Jason Lezak Mark Spitz Matt Biondi

Qustion 10. At the “Nazi Olympics” in 1936, how many Jewish athletes competed for Germany?

Nine None One Three
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