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
What movie portrays the kidnapping and murder of kidnapping of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympics?
Question 3 of 10
At which sporting event location was the first kosher food stand opened in 2003?
Question 4 of 10
True or false: Gambling is, for the most part, permitted in Judaism.
Question 5 of 10
Jews have been extremely uncomfortable with sports and worship of the body, up until what point in history?
Question 6 of 10
Which Jewish swimmer won 7 gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics?
Question 7 of 10
True or False: Dr. James Naismith invented basketball at the Young Men's Hebrew Association
Question 8 of 10
Max Nordau argued for physical strength and fitness as core values of
Question 9 of 10
At which Olympic games did Palestinian terrorists killed 11 members of the Israeli delegation?
Question 10 of 10
Who was NOT a famous Jewish boxer?

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