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Tightrope Walking

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Tightrope walkers balance by putting one foot in front of the other. They wear special leather-sole shoes so that the wire will dig into their foot, giving them some ground to stand on. There are five different styles of tightrope walking. The pole the performer carries helps his or her balance on the rope.

  1. 1. What does the pole a performer carries do?
    1. a. Helps balance
    2. b. Helps movement
    3. c. Helps agility
  2. 2. What kind of soles do tightrope walkers wear?
    1. a. Leather
    2. b. Steel
    3. c. Rubber
  3. 3. Where do tightrope walkers place their feet?
    1. a. One after the other
    2. b. Hip-width apart
    3. c. Shoulder-width apart