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Circus

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 of Maxentius
Circus Neronis
Circus Flaminius
Circus Maximus

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
Antonio Franconi
Arthur Vercoe Pedlar
Pierrot Bidon

Question 3:


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

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?
all of these
It consisted mainly of dangerous stunts.
It used multimedia and laser shows.
No animals were used.

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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
Shrine Circus
The Bertram Mills 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?
Chipperfield
Ashton
Forepaugh
Barnum

Question 10:


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

 


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