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

Skiing used to be a common way to get around, just like snowshoeing. The Norse people believed that skiing was created by Skadi, the snowshoe goddess. The word "ski" has been around since 1890 and is one of the very few words in the English language to have two i's next to each other.

  1. 1. Since when has the word "ski" been around?
    1. a. 1990
    2. b. 1980
    3. c. 1890
  2. 2. Who is the snowshoe goddess?
    1. a. Skee
    2. b. Skianti
    3. c. Skadi
  3. 3. Why did people used to ski?
    1. a. To get around
    2. b. For fun
    3. c. For sport