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The History of Bowling
One of the greatest professional bowlers, Don Carter, was born on July 29, 1926. He set many bowling firsts.

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1. One of the greatest professional bowlers, Don Carter, was born on July 29, 1926. He was one of the first athletes to do what?
   Win a championship
   Sign a million dollar contract
   Start a church
   Found a non-profit
   Go back to school
2. It is believe that bowling dates back all the way to what time and place?
   Genghis Khan
   Roman Empire
   Ancient Egypt
   Ancient Greece
   Moghul Empire
3. Competitive bowling clubs were popular in the 1870s where?
   Manufacturing towns
   Major cities
   Farmers' Granges
   Veterans' Halls
   Northern Mexico
4. The first national bowling organization was founded in what year?
   1870
   1900
   1915
   2000
   1895
5. The game grew even more popular, after what was invented just before World War II?
   Bowling shoes
   Bowling shirts
   Bowler hats
   Automatic pinsetters
   Bumpers
6. Bowling sponsorships by brewers became widespread after what era?
   Prohibition
   Reconstruction
   Civil War
   Space Age
   Jazz Age
7. Which president first had a bowling alley installed in the White House?
   Nixon
   Eisenhower
   Roosevelt
   Truman
   Obama
8. Which president built the bowling alley still used in the White House today?
   Johnson
   Kennedy
   Eisenhower
   Truman
   Nixon
9. One of the earliest recorded mentions of bowling in American literature is in what story?
   Rip Van Winkle
   Huckleberry Finn
   Tom Sawyer
   House of the Seven Gables
   Moby Dick
10. In Germany, bowling started off as what?
   Rites of passage
   Rites of adulthood
   A religious ceremony
   A way to settle debts
   Early music



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