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Knife Throwing

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Knife throwing became popular in the 19th century as part of Barnum and Bailey's traveling circus act. The knife used in knife throwing is very different from a common kitchen knife. It has no handle and every edge, except for the point, is dull so that the knife thrower can get a good grip.

  1. 1. What does a throwing knife lack?
    1. a. A point
    2. b. Metal
    3. c. A handle
  2. 2. What circus popularized knife throwing?
    1. a. Ringling Brothers
    2. b. Barnum and Bailey
    3. c. The Joy Luck Club
  3. 3. When did knife throwing become popular?
    1. a. 19th century
    2. b. 18th century
    3. c. 20th century