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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 Flaminius
Circus Maximus
Circus Neronis
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?
Antonio Franconi
Paul Fratellini
Pierrot Bidon
Arthur Vercoe Pedlar

Question 3:


In which state did the first circus building in the USA open in 1793?
California
Oklahoma
Illinois
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 consisted mainly of dangerous stunts.
all of these
No animals were used.
It used multimedia and laser shows.

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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
Shrine Circus
The Bertram Mills Circus
Cirque d'hiver

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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