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Read the story and answer the questions to test your comprehension.

A sledder lies down on their stomach with their head and feet hanging off the skeleton sled. They shoot down a track at speeds of 80 mph. The athlete steers the sled by moving their muscles. They cannot move their head, arms or feet to help. Maybe the name “skeleton" is a hint at how dangerous this sport can be.

  1. 1. What can't a skeleton sledder move?
    1. a. Muscles
    2. b. Head
    3. c. Abs
  2. 2. How fast does a skeleton sled go?
    1. a. 40 mph
    2. b. 100 mph
    3. c. 80 mph
  3. 3. What does a skeleton sledder lie on?
    1. a. Side
    2. b. Back
    3. c. Stomach