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


Question 3. Who was the first Jewish designated hitter in the major leagues for the New York Yankees?
 Joe Lieberman
 Roger Kahn
 Shawn Green
 Ron Blomberg


Question 4. The first store to sell mah-jongg sets in America was
 Abercrombie and Fitch


Question 5. American and Russian immigrants to Israel have brought which sports to the Jewish state?
 Figure skating
 All of these


Question 6. Who was not a Jewish baseball player?
 Shawn Green
 Hank Greenberg
 Maxie Rosenbloom
 Sandy Koufax


Question 7. True or false: In Greek and Roman times, sports were associated with idol worship, and were performed in the nude.


Question 8. At the “Nazi Olympics” in 1936, how many Jewish athletes competed for Germany?


Question 9. 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 10. Mah-jongg orginiated in what country?
 South Korea