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Let's Go To The Circus!
Circuses & Fairs
"I guess we all had dreams of running off to join the circus. Take this quiz, and see how much you really know!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Which civilisation is credited with creating the first circuses?
Who is credited with building the first permanent circus building, and also inventing the circus 'ring' in 1769?
On 12 November 1859, what was Jules Leotard the first to do, at the Cirque Napoleon in Paris?
A flying trapeze act
He successfully juggled 12 clubs
He was the first clown
He successfully juggled 12 knives
Which author built and operated 'Cirque Municipal' in 1874? At the time it was the largest circus in France.
What happened at the Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus at Hartford, Connecticut on July 6, 1944?
Animal lovers released all the animals
The tent caught on fire
The lion-tamer was eaten by his lions
The high-wire snapped, resulting in the death of several performers
In 1947, which famous family achieved a seven-person pyramid on a high-wire, 35 feet above the ground?
The Partridge Family.
The Wallace Troupe.
Emma George, an Australian pole-vault champion, is a well-known graduate of which Australian children's circus, which was formed in 1979 as part of the International Year of the Child initiatives?
The Flying Fruit-fly Circus
Blood, Sweat and Tears
What Polish word for 'circus' has given its name to a type of poster art?
What name is given to the tent-like structure that some travelling circuses still use?
The Big Top
The Big Tent
The House of Fun
What type of elephant does the Ringling Bros. Circus use the most of? Indian or African?
(One Word. Indian or African.)
In circus parlance, what is a funambulist?
A tightrope walker
Which spy and adventure writer published a book called 'Circus' in 1975?
James A. Michener
What do circus aerialists call their safety harness?
What is this famous quote? 'There's a ______ born every minute'.
What circus has performed all over the world with tours named Quidam, La Nouba, Alegria and Saltimbanco?
Cirque du Soleil
Barnum and Baileys
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Compiled Jun 28 12