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Demolition Derby

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Demolition derbies are extreme to the max. Cars that racers purchase from junk yards ram each other to the death at county fairs and carnivals. This spectator sport rose in popularity in the 1950's and reached its height in the 1970's. To make this dangerous sport slightly more safe, all glass is removed from vehicles before they head into battle.

  1. 1. When did derbies get popular?
    1. a. 1940
    2. b. 1960
    3. c. 1950
  2. 2. Where can you find a demolition derby?
    1. a. The mall
    2. b. A county fair
    3. c. A concert
  3. 3. Where do people get cars for demolition derbies?
    1. a. Their parents
    2. b. Junk yards
    3. c. Car lots