WONDER #2607: What Was the Cannonball Run?

Question 1 of 3

The official starting point for the Cannonball Run was in __________________.

  1. Los Angeles
  2. Redondo Beach
  3. Baltimore
  4. New York City

Question 2 of 3

Why is there no official Cannonball Run today?

  1. No one is interested in driving in the race
  2. Racing on public roads is illegal in the U.S.
  3. Driving at the average speeds reached by many Cannonballers would break most posted speed limits.
  4. Both b and c

Question 3 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. It’s a lot of fun to take a road trip across an entire country.
  2. The Cannonball Run was a coast-to-coast car race across the U.S. that happened in 1971, 1972, 1975, and 1979, but is illegal today.
  3. Brock Yates was a journalist who wrote many great movies, including “The Cannonball Run.”
  4. The Cannonball Run is why highways in the U.S. have posted speed limits.

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