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Goodbye Cruel World

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Goodbye Cruel World game quiz
"James Darren sang 'Goodbye cruel world, I'm off to join the circus' in 1961 and Team NVNG have decided to join him in this look around circuses in various areas of fiction."

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1. Which of these movies, about a veterinary student working with Benzini Brothers Circus Train, was based on a novel by Sara Gruen?
    Riding Lessons
    Water for Elephants
    Ape House
    Flying Changes

2. Which 1980 Broadway musical, with music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Michael Stewart, was based on the life of a well known circus proprietor?
    The Passing Show

3. Which of these syndicated cartoons, first appearing in 1960, showcases the humorous situations in which Bil, Thelma, Billy, Jeffy, Dolly and P.J. find themselves embroiled?
    The Acrobats
    The Ringmaster
    The Family Circus
    The Clowns

4. Which book did Dr. Seuss craft to share the story of Little Morris McGurk and his dream of Circus McGurkus?
    If I Ran the Circus
    Clifford at the Circus
    Olivia Saves the Circus
    Engelbert Joins the Circus

5. Released in 1941, as part of the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, which of these animated movies is about a flying circus elephant?
    Oliver and Company

6. The television series 'Circus Boy' featured a boy named Corky, who was played by which actor, later to go to fame as one of The Monkees?
    Peter Tork
    Mickey Dolenz
    Michael Nesmith
    Davy Jones

7. The Cirque du Soleil is an entertainment company based in which of these cities?
    Quebec City

8. One of the songs on The Beatles 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album was inspired by a poster found by John Lennon. Which song resulted from the poster advertising 'Pablo Fanque's Circus Royal'?
    Lovely Rita
    Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
    She's Leaving Home
    A Day in the Life

9. The 1975 book 'Circus' was written by which Scottish thriller writer, also the author of 'Guns of Navarone'?
    Alistair MacLean
    Ian Rankin
    Iain Banks
    Irvine Welsh

10. Released in 1956 and starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis and Gina Lollobrigida is a movie based on, and named after, which of these circus skills?
    Human Cannonball
    Lion Taming

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Compiled Jun 28 12