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1 Human Oddities
Back before Jerry Springer and other talk shows, people went to sideshows to be shocked and amazed. Who are some of the folks who were stars of the bygone era?
Very Difficult
10 Q
Jan 20 04
5880 plays
2 The Greatest Quiz On Earth
This quiz will cover the history and traditions of what has been billed as "The Greatest Show on Earth" - The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Very Difficult
10 Q
Dec 21 07
3798 plays
3 Clowning is Serious Business Too
We've all seen clowns and enjoyed their antics, but how much do you know about their history and code of conduct, among other things? Hopefully you'll learn something new from this quiz.
10 Q
Feb 23 07
978 plays
4 Let's Go To The Circus!
I guess we all had dreams of running off to join the circus. Take this quiz, and see how much you really know!
15 Q
Feb 07 02
2307 plays
5 Fire Eaters and Their Coworkers
The circus and its performers are a group unto themselves. There are many secrets and mysteries in this line of work. Here are ten questions on some of the skills you might see while visiting a circus.
10 Q
Feb 13 14
573 plays
6 A Fair Day Out
Growing up next to Blackpool, I became rather skilled at fairground games. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of traditional fairground games and other attractions.
10 Q
Sep 08 13
354 plays
7 A-Cute Angle
The art of contortion is one of the oldest forms of visual entertainment. Sometimes seen at circuses and fairs, it can also be seen in elaborate shows that feature dance and rhythmic gymnastics.
10 Q
Jul 13 12
324 plays
8 There's a Sucker Born...
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!
10 Q
Apr 05 10
588 plays
9 Follow That Troupe!
Daphne is a circus performer who has travelled with circuses and other touring shows for hundreds of years. She is witnessing circus history, and I'm quizzing you on it. Good luck!
10 Q
May 18 14
180 plays
10 Under the Big Top
This quiz is about the traditional-format circus familiar to most people. Ready to enter the Big Top?
10 Q
Mar 12 15
330 plays
11 Sideshow People
I have always admired the people of the sideshow, and in some cases envied the adventures they had because of their "deformity or handicap".
10 Q
Mar 23 09
447 plays
12 Roll Up! Roll Up!
A short history of the circus.
10 Q
Jan 19 14
219 plays
13 Jumbo the Elephant
This is a quiz about Jumbo the elephant, the "biggest" star of Barnum and Bailey's, "Greatest Show On Earth".
15 Q
Jan 18 11
348 plays
14 You Rode a WHAT?
This quiz is about rides, shows and/or activities that either are or have been a part of carnivals, county fairs and traveling circus. Some names may be colloquial or obscure. Other names may refer to unusual or antiquated carnival rides/shows.
10 Q
Jun 28 13
573 plays
15 Country Fair Sideshows and Contests
An essential part of any English Country Fair are the sideshows. There are many different ones. Can you name these?
10 Q
Aug 09 13
318 plays
16 The Magnificent Humbug: A quiz about P.T. Barnum
No one has made more of a contribution to American circuses, carnivals, and fairs of all kinds than Phineas Taylor Barnum. I hope you will enjoy this glimpse into the life of a showman extraordinaire!
10 Q
Oct 17 10
234 plays
17 Are You Going to the Faire?
I found this title as a challenge quiz and since I am a Renaissance Faire performer, how could I resist?
10 Q
Jan 18 11
252 plays
18 Come to an English Country Fair
Many English towns and villages have their own summer fair, some big, some small. Although some places invent new names for these tents, there are also the traditional ones. How many of these can you recognise?
10 Q
Jul 30 13
399 plays
19 Trapeze Tricks
This is a quiz about different tricks you can do on a flying trapeze. I hope everyone gets the chance to try them eventually!
5 Q
Jun 11 03
780 plays
20 Johnny Eck, King of the Freaks
Johnny Eck was one of the most popular human oddities of the heyday of the sideshow. Learn more, or test what you already know.
10 Q
Feb 10 05
444 plays
21 Circus 1
Here is a quiz relating to one of America's favorite pastimes. Good luck.
10 Q
May 14 02
1194 plays
22 Cirque Du Soleil Madness
For all people who have been touched by Cirque to the point of obsession. Or for those who are just too damn bored, here is a quiz that hopefully you can have some fun with!
20 Q
Jul 14 04
621 plays
23 Renaissance Faires
This quiz contains questions about the Renaissance Faires, and the folks that frequent them. Good luck and have fun!
10 Q
Oct 29 02
777 plays
24 Cirque du Soleil
How much do you know about cirque? Take my quiz and find out. Good luck!
10 Q
Jun 12 00
855 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* Which of the following is NOT a Cirque du Soleil production?
* Which is a correct match of name and theme?
* Characters John and Karl are from what show?
* Of these shows, which was the last to come out?
* What nationality is Cirque du Soleil?

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