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The Indy 500 and the NFL
Big week for sports! This week in history, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway held its first auto race, and four football teams met to form the first professional football league that would later become the NFL. Learn about the early days of these two American institutions below.
1. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway held its first race on August 19, 1909. How long was the first race?
   1 mile
   50 miles
   10 miles
   5 miles
   500 miles
2. On August 20, 1920, four football teams met to form the first professional football league—the American Professional Football Association. What state were they all based out of?
   Pennsylvania
   Ohio
   New York
   Illinois
   California
3. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway was originally paved in what material?
   Asphalt
   Gold
   Brick
   Marble
   Sand
4. Who was the first president of the newly minted football league?
   Jim Thorpe
   Knute Rockne
   George Halas
   Paul Robeson
   Walter Byers
5. When is the Indy 500 held?
   Easter
   Christmas
   Thanksgiving
   Labor Day Weekend
   Memorial Day Weekend
6. In what year was the first AFL-NFL Super Bowl held?
   1947
   1960
   1967
   1930
   1900
7. Women began competing in the Indy 500 in what year?
   1912
   1977
   2012
   1950
   1990
8. The first intercollegiate football game was played in 1869 between which two teams?
   Princeton and Rutgers
   Princeton and Yale
   Yale and Harvard
   University of Michigan and University of Chicago
   Harvard and McGill
9. The first race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was not a car race, but what?
   Goose chase
   Three-legged race
   Foot race
   Balloon race
   Motorcycle race
10. Who is known as the "Father of American Football"?
   Knute Rockne
   Pop Warner
   Red Grange
   Jim Thorpe
   Walter Camp



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