My Jewish Learning

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. Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?
 Kobe Bryant
 Jordan Farmar
 Wilt Chamberlain
 Magic Johnson


Question 2. Max Nordau argued for physical strength and fitness as core values of


Question 3. What year was Israel absent from the Olympic Summer Games in support of the U.S. boycott of the Soviet Union?


Question 4. Which Jewish swimmer won 7 gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics?
 Michael Phelps
 Jason Lezak
 Mark Spitz
 Matt Biondi


Question 5. The terrorist act at teh Munich Olympics was carried out by a group called
 Black September
 White August
 Yellow May
 Green June


Question 6. By the 20th century, the Young Men's Hebrew Association became which New York-based Jewish organization?
 Jewish Theological Seminary
 14st Street Y
 92nd Street Y


Question 7. 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


Question 8. Hank Greenberg played for what team?
 New York Yankees
 Detroit Tigers
 Houston Astros
 Brooklyn Cyclones


Question 9. 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


Question 10. At which sporting event location was the first kosher food stand opened in 2003?
 USTA National Tennis Center
 Giants Stadium
 Yankee Stadium
 Fenway Park