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Sword Swallowing

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Sword swallowing started in India in 2000 BC. It came to America during the World Columbian Exposition in 1893. A sword swallowing performer must align their throat with their esophagus in just the right way, so that the sword will go down smoothly. If the alignment is off even a quarter of an inch, the performance can turn deadly.

  1. 1. What must a performer align to swallow a sword?
    1. a. The neck and the face
    2. b. The throat and the esophagus
    3. c. The sword and the mouth
  2. 2. When did sword swallowing come to America?
    1. a. 1773
    2. b. 1289
    3. c. 1893
  3. 3. Where did sword swallowing start?
    1. a. Africa
    2. b. India
    3. c. Thailand