Jewish Sports QuizWhile 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. Hank Greenberg played for what team?
New York Yankees
Question 2. The first store to sell mah-jongg sets in America was
Abercrombie and Fitch
Question 3. 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
Question 4. Jews have been extremely uncomfortable with sports and worship of the body, up until what point in history?
The Crusades, when the strongest Jews survived
The rise of Zionism, which redefined the role of physical activity
The Enlightenment, when traditional Jews began to embrace new notions of physical beauty
The Black Plague, when the strongest Jews survived
Question 5. Historically, where have Jewish women played mah-jongg?
The tenements of New York City
Resort areas in the Catskills
All of these
Question 6. Who was the first king to establish his own five-yearly games on an international scale?
Question 7. True or False: The Talmud addresses issues of betting on pigeon races.
Question 8. 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 9. True or False: Dr. James Naismith invented basketball at the Young Men's Hebrew Association
Question 10. Mah-jongg orginiated in what country?