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Basketball - the history
Try a quiz and read about the history of basketball
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Basketball - the history
Basketball is one of the most popular games on the planet. But how much do you know about the history of the game? Before you read about the history, test your knowledge with this quiz!

   
 
1. When was basketball first played?
the 1850s
the 1890s
the 1920s
the 1930s

2: The man who invented basketball was ...
French
British
American
Canadian

3: How many rules did basketball have when it started?
9
13
24
36

4: How many players were in a team when basketball was first played?
5
7
9
11

5: When was basketball introduced as an official Olympic sport?
the 1850s
the 1890s
the 1920s
the 1930s

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