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
The terrorist act at teh Munich Olympics was carried out by a group called
Question 2 of 10
During the years 1910-1940, how many Jewish world champion boxers were there?
Question 3 of 10
Historically, where have Jewish women played mah-jongg?
Question 4 of 10
Super Sunday, a day of telephone fundraising for Jewish Federations across the country, traditionally coincides with which major sporting event?
Question 5 of 10
What movie portrays the kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympics?
Question 6 of 10
Jews have been extremely uncomfortable with sports and worship of the body, up until what point in history?
Question 7 of 10
Hank Greenberg played for what team?
Question 8 of 10
True or False: Dr. James Naismith invented basketball at the Young Men's Hebrew Association
Question 9 of 10
At the “Nazi Olympics” in 1936, how many Jewish athletes competed for Germany?
Question 10 of 10
Which current or former Los Angeles Laker is Jewish?

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