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?
 Hahistadrut
 Beitar
 Maccabi Tza'ir
 Hapoel

 

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
 Maimonides
 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.
 True
 False

 

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?
 1874
 1930
 1914
 1895