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Street Performers and Mimes

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Enjoy this quiz about street performers and remember: "A mime is a terrible thing to waste"!

Question 1:


This guitarist, who received a B.A. in music from Princeton University, played on New York City street corners for many years until being discovered.
Joe Pass
Stanley Clarke
George Benson
Stanley Jordan

Question 2:


Robert Gruenberg is a street/beach chainsaw juggler in which southern Californian city famous for its street performers?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
San Ysidro
Burbank
San Diego
Venice

Question 3:


Which French performer and mime is famous for his character "Bip"?
George Chevallier
Charles De Gaulle
Albert Brooks
Marcel Marceau

Question 4:


Which statement is true about Oofty Goofty, a famous street performer in San Francisco?
By day he played oldies on the street and at night performed at the Filmore East.
He was a professional masochist.
He claimed to be a mime yet did nothing but talk.
He performed famous Shakespearean speeches on the streets of San Francisco.

Question 5:


Which of these cities hosts an international street performer's festival each year?
San Francisco, California
London, U.K.
Paris, France
Edmonton, Canada

Question 6:


Which of the following words means "a street performer"?
Busker
Strassedarfter
Bucolianist
Viaridian

Question 7:


Which one of the following is famous for running a school for mimes in New York City ?
Gregg Goldston
Desmond Jones
Jewel Walker
Martyn Hermanosa

Question 8:


Who is considered the "father of modern mime"?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Etienne Decroux
Jewel Walker
Desmond Jones
Robert Shields

Question 9:


This group, formed in 1972 by Bernie Schurch, Andre Bossier and Floriano Frassetto, featured mime with bizarre masks and an innovative use of light and shadow.
Cirque de Soleil
Mummenschanz
Blue Group
Les Cyclic Groupe

Question 10:


Which of these was a landmark case legalizing street performers?
Eugen v. Debs
Davenport v. City of Alexandria
Bery v. New York
Goldstein v. Town of Nantucket

 


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