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. 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?
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?
All of these
Question 6. Who was not a Jewish baseball player?
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?