Jewish Sports Quiz

Test your knowledge of athletics in Judaism.

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 of 10
True or False: The Talmud addresses issues of betting on pigeon races.
Question 2 of 10
True or False: Dr. James Naismith invented basketball at the Young Men's Hebrew Association
Question 3 of 10
What year was Israel absent from the Olympic Summer Games in support of the U.S. boycott of the Soviet Union?
Question 4 of 10
Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?
Question 5 of 10
Hank Greenberg played for what team?
Question 6 of 10
What movie portrays the kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympics?
Question 7 of 10
The name of which historical book is now associated with Jewish athletes?
Question 8 of 10
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?
Question 9 of 10
Who was the first Jewish designated hitter in the major leagues for the New York Yankees?
Question 10 of 10
When did Max Nordau, a medical doctor, deliver a speech stressing the need to reestablish a "muscular Jewry”?

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