Question 36 - ESL Reading Skills Practice Test for the ACCUPLACER Test

According to the passage, what caused Richard James to think of the Slinky as a toy?

Richard James was not trying to invent a toy at all when he invented the famous Slinky toy. In 1943, Mr. James was trying to find something to help keep things from falling off of shelves on ships at sea. When he saw his new “spring” in action, he and his wife began to investigate its use as a toy.

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