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Teddy Bear

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A teddy bear is a stuffed bear that was actually named for American President Theodore Roosevelt, whose nickname was "Teddy," in 1902. Bears were around long before that, of course, but they didn't yet have the name that made them famous. The name comes from Teddy's refusal to kill a bear during a Mississippi hunting trip.

  1. 1. Who was the teddy bear named after?
    1. a. John F. Kennedy
    2. b. Theodore Roosevelt
    3. c. Brown bears
  2. 2. When did teddy bears take on the name "Teddy"?
    1. a. 1909
    2. b. 1902
    3. c. 1900
  3. 3. Where did Theodore Roosevelt go hunting?
    1. a. The Grand Canyon
    2. b. The Smokey Mountains
    3. c. The Mississippi