Wonder #2814: How Are Football Helmets Made?

Question 1 of 3

According to this Wonder, in which year were the first plastic helmets introduced?

  1. 1939
  2. 1915
  3. 1949
  4. 1977

Question 2 of 3

How should a helmet fit in order to provide maximum protection?

  1. there should be at least half an inch of space between the padding and the athlete’s head
  2. the fit should be loose, such that the helmet wobbles around on the athlete’s head
  3. the fit should be snug, with no space between the padding and the athlete’s head
  4. the fit should be very tight, such that it takes two other athletes to remove the helmet

Question 3 of 3

What is CTE?

  1. clinical topical enhancement
  2. chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  3. controlled traumatic effect
  4. concussion trauma effect

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