The swimming competition at the Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv, 1933. (PikiWiki Israel)

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
Hank Greenberg played for what team?
Question 2 of 10
At which sporting event location was the first kosher food stand opened in 2003?
Question 3 of 10
Who was the first Israeli to play in the NBA?
Question 4 of 10
The 1936 Berlin Olympics are also known as the
Question 5 of 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?
Question 6 of 10
True or False: Dr. James Naismith invented basketball at the Young Men's Hebrew Association
Question 7 of 10
The first store to sell mah-jongg sets in America was
Question 8 of 10
The name of which historical book is now associated with Jewish athletes?
Question 9 of 10
Super Sunday, a day of telephone fundraising for Jewish Federations across the country, traditionally coincides with which major sporting event?
Question 10 of 10
What movie portrays the kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympics?

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