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Basketball

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Unlike most ancient sports, basketball was invented quite recently, in 1891, by a PE teacher at Springfield College. He wanted a tough sport to keep his students fit during long New England winters. The first game was played on January 20th, 1892 and used a peach basket as the hoop. That is where the name came from: "Basket ball."

  1. 1. When was basketball invented?
    1. a. 1934
    2. b. 1891
    3. c. 1833
  2. 2. What was the first basket?
    1. a. A net
    2. b. A beehive
    3. c. A basket
  3. 3. Who invented basketball?
    1. a. A doctor
    2. b. A PE teacher
    3. c. A tennis player