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BASE Jumping

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The first BASE jump to be video taped was a 1978 jump from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. It's a very dangerous and often illegal parachute jump from a fixed object. In fact, the BASE acronym stands for: Building, Antenna, Span and Earth, meaning that jumps can be made from buildings, unoccupied towers, bridges and cliffs.

  1. 1. What does the "B" in BASE stand for?
    1. a. Bluff
    2. b. Building
    3. c. Bridge
  2. 2. Where was the first BASE jump?
    1. a. Yellowstone
    2. b. Grand Canyon
    3. c. Yosemite
  3. 3. When was the first BASE jump filmed?
    1. a. 1978
    2. b. 1980
    3. c. 1970