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Tricycle

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A tricycle, or trike, is a bicycle with three wheels. The root for the word "tricycle," or "tri," means "three." With a tricycle, there is a front wheel and then two wheels in the back. The rider often sits between those two wheels and low to the ground. Tricycles are best for beginning riders who don't have their balance and don't want to ride a two-wheeled bike just yet.

  1. 1. How many wheels does a tricycle have?
    1. a. Three
    2. b. One
    3. c. Two
  2. 2. What is the root for "three"?
    1. a. Tri
    2. b. Bi
    3. c. Uni
  3. 3. The rider of a tricycle usually sits...
    1. a. On a wheel
    2. b. Low to the ground
    3. c. On a seat