Jousting became the official sport of what state in 1962?
– North Carolina
The correct answer is: B! The sport that gained popularity right after the Civil War became the official sport of Maryland in 1962. Although jousting is popular in Maryland, most Americans don’t know much about the sport. Maryland hosts “ring tournaments” in which competitors charge on a horse at full speed through an 80-yard course filled with rings. The rider has just eight seconds to complete the course and collect all the rings.
Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state that’s defined by its abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Its largest city, Baltimore, has a long history as a major seaport. Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, home to the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center.
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