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"P.T. Barnum (1810-1891) was an entertainer and entrepreneur who helped to create a world-famous circus. Please take a quiz on Barnum's remarkable life. Good luck!"
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P.T. Barnum was a nineteenth century American showman, entrepreneur, writer and politician. What did the initials "P.T." stand for?
In 1841, P.T. Barnum purchased a New York City museum from John Scudder. Barnum renamed this building "Barnum's ________ Museum."
During the 1840s, one of P.T. Barnum's most popular actors was a dwarf named Charles Stratton. What was Stratton's professional name?
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In 1850, P.T. Barnum invested in a European singer named Jenny Lind. What was Lind's popular nickname?
The Swedish Nightingale
The Victorian Vixen
The Dutch Treat
The French Femme
One of P.T. Barnum's favorite slogans was, "Every ____________ has a silver lining."
During the 1850s and 1860s, what was P.T. Barnum's position toward slavery in the United States?
He was vehemently opposed to slavery.
He never discussed his opinion of slavery.
He staunchly supported slavery.
He tolerated slavery.
In 1875, P.T. Barnum became the mayor of which Connecticut city, nicknamed the Park City?
Which entrepreneur joined forces with P.T. Barnum in the 1870s and 1880s to form a world-class circus?
Which Massachusetts college, known as the Jumbos, did P.T. Barnum generously support in the 1880s?
P.T. Barnum sometimes included this sign in his museums: "This way to the egress." What was an "egress"?
A miniature polar bear
A two-headed monkey
A winged lion
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