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written by: mugimtv
 
Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, welcome to this quiz about circus.

Question 1:


This ancient circus, situated between the Palatine and Aventine hills, was both the first and the largest circus in Rome.
Circus Neronis
Circus Flaminius
Circus Maximus
Circus of Maxentius

Question 2:


Who was the creator of the French circus, who is also thought to be one of the creators of modern circus?
Paul Fratellini
Arthur Vercoe Pedlar
Pierrot Bidon
Antonio Franconi

Question 3:


In which state did the first circus building in the USA open in 1793?
Illinois
Oklahoma
California
Pennsylvania

Question 4:


What was typical for the 'Cirque nouveau' or the 'New Circus' that developed in the 1970s in France, Australia, the USA.and the UK?
It used multimedia and laser shows.
all of these
No animals were used.
It consisted mainly of dangerous stunts.

Question 5:


What is the 'presenter' of a traditional circus show called?
ringmaster
chapeaugrapher
contortionist
coiffeur

Question 6:


'O' and 'Ovo' are among the shows performed by this circus group founded in 1984.
Circus Amok
Circus Smirkus
Archaos
Cirque du Soleil

Question 7:


Name the Frenchman who invented the 'flying trapeze' in 1859.
Jules Leotard
Monty Python
Guy Laliberté
Daniel Gauthier

Question 8:


Which traveling circus of the early 20th century, based in Peru, Indiana, was the inspiration for Cathy Day's novel 'The Circus in Winter'?
The Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Cirque d'hiver
The Bertram Mills Circus
Shrine Circus

Question 9:


Which of these is the name of an old British circus dynasty that toured Europe and the Far East with their shows?
Ashton
Barnum
Forepaugh
Chipperfield

Question 10:


What circus was founded in 1995 by a duo named 'Fireplay'?
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Silvers Circus
Chipperfield's Circus
Albert & Friends Instant Circus

 


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