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
Who was the first Jewish designated hitter in the major leagues for the New York Yankees?
Question 2 of 10
Who was the first king to establish his own five yearly games on an international scale?
Question 3 of 10
What movie portrays the kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympics?
Question 4 of 10
What is the name of the Jewish baseball star who sat out a game on Yom Kippur in 1934?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: Gambling is, for the most part, permitted in Judaism.
Question 6 of 10
Who was NOT a famous Jewish boxer?
Question 7 of 10
What year was Israel absent from the Olympic Summer Games in support of the U.S. boycott of the Soviet Union?
Question 8 of 10
When did Max Nordau, a medical doctor, deliver a speech stressing the need to reestablish a "muscular Jewry”?
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
The terrorist act at teh Munich Olympics was carried out by a group called

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