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
True or false: In Greek and Roman times, sports were associated with idol worship, and were performed in the nude.
Question 2 of 10
The terrorist act at teh Munich Olympics was carried out by a group called
Question 3 of 10
True or False: The Talmud addresses issues of betting on pigeon races.
Question 4 of 10
Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?
Question 5 of 10
By the 20th century, the Young Men's Hebrew Association became which New York-based Jewish organization?
Question 6 of 10
When did Max Nordau, a medical doctor, deliver a speech stressing the need to reestablish a "muscular Jewry”?
Question 7 of 10
Who was the first Jewish designated hitter in the major leagues for the New York Yankees?
Question 8 of 10
Which Jewish swimmer won 7 gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics?
Question 9 of 10
At which Olympic games did Palestinian terrorists killed 11 members of the Israeli delegation?
Question 10 of 10
Super Sunday, a day of telephone fundraising for Jewish Federations across the country, traditionally coincides with which major sporting event?

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