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There are 24 quizzes and 255 trivia questions in this category.
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A quiz every hour! Over 255 questions in rotation. Recent Scores
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 qns)
Jan 20 04
5940 plays
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 qns)
Dec 21 07
3954 plays
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.
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 23 07
1032 plays
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!
Difficult (15 qns)
Feb 07 02
2343 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
Sep 08 13
414 plays
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!
Average (10 qns)
Apr 05 10
609 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 13 14
645 plays
Under the Big Top

This quiz is about the traditional-format circus familiar to most people. Ready to enter the Big Top?
Easy (10 qns)
Mar 12 15
429 plays
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".
Tough (10 qns)
Mar 23 09
465 plays
Jumbo the Elephant

This is a quiz about Jumbo the elephant, the "biggest" star of Barnum and Bailey's, "Greatest Show On Earth".
Average (15 qns)
Jan 18 11
372 plays
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.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 13 12
369 plays
Roll Up! Roll Up!

A short history of the circus.
Average (10 qns)
Jan 19 14
255 plays
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!
Average (10 qns)
May 18 14
207 plays
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.
Easy (10 qns)
Jun 28 13
627 plays
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?
Average (10 qns)
Aug 09 13
342 plays
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!
Tough (10 qns)
Oct 17 10
255 plays
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?
Average (10 qns)
Jan 18 11
264 plays
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?
Easy (10 qns)
Jul 30 13
435 plays
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!
Tough (5 qns)
Jun 11 03
795 plays
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.
Tough (10 qns)
Feb 10 05
462 plays
Circus 1

Here is a quiz relating to one of America's favorite pastimes. Good luck.
Difficult (10 qns)
May 14 02
1218 plays
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!
Tough (20 qns)
Jul 14 04
639 plays
Renaissance Faires

This quiz contains questions about the Renaissance Faires, and the folks that frequent them. Good luck and have fun!
Tough (10 qns)
Oct 29 02
795 plays
Cirque du Soleil

How much do you know about cirque? Take my quiz and find out. Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
Jun 12 00
867 plays
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