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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 of Maxentius
Circus Neronis

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


Name the Frenchman who invented the 'flying trapeze' in 1859.
Guy Laliberté
Daniel Gauthier
Monty Python
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 Bertram Mills Circus
The Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus
Cirque d'hiver
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?
Barnum
Forepaugh
Ashton
Chipperfield

Question 10:


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

 


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