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
During the years 1910-1940, how many Jewish world champion boxers were there?
Question 2 of 10
Who was NOT a famous Jewish boxer?
Question 3 of 10
Who was the first Israeli to play in the NBA?
Question 4 of 10
Max Nordau argued for physical strength and fitness as core values of
Question 5 of 10
Who was the first Jewish designated hitter in the major leagues for the New York Yankees?
Question 6 of 10
At which Olympic games did Palestinian terrorists killed 11 members of the Israeli delegation?
Question 7 of 10
True or false: In 2004, the Ittihad Abna Sakhnin soccer club became the first Arab team to win the Israeli National Cup.
Question 8 of 10
American and Russian immigrants to Israel have brought which sports to the Jewish state?
Question 9 of 10
True or false: In Greek and Roman times, sports were associated with idol worship, and were performed in the nude.
Question 10 of 10
Who was the first king to establish his own five yearly games on an international scale?

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