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. Historically, where have Jewish women played mah-jongg?
 The tenements of New York City
 Resort areas in the Catskills
 American suburbia
 All of these


Question 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?
 Maccabi Tza'ir


Question 3. Hank Greenberg played for what team?
 New York Yankees
 Detroit Tigers
 Houston Astros
 Brooklyn Cyclones


Question 4. Which talmudic sage was famous for both his Torah scholarship and his strength as a gladiator?
 Rabbi Akiva
 Bar Kokhba
 Resh Lakish


Question 5. Who was not a Jewish baseball player?
 Shawn Green
 Hank Greenberg
 Maxie Rosenbloom
 Sandy Koufax


Question 6. True or false: In 2004, the Ittihad Abna Sakhnin soccer club became the first Arab team to win the Israeli National Cup.


Question 7. Who was the first king to establish his own five-yearly games on an international scale?
 King David
 King Solomon
 King Ahasuerus
 King Herod


Question 8. 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 9. At which sporting event location was the first kosher food stand opened in 2003?
 USTA National Tennis Center
 Giants Stadium
 Yankee Stadium
 Fenway Park


Question 10. When was the Young Men's Hebrew Association, an organization that used sports and recreational activities to improve the moral, social, and educational life of young German Jews, founded?