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And now...quizzes about the greatest shows on Earth!   

There are 24 quizzes and 255 trivia questions in this category.
Take this hour's trivia quiz: Circuses & Fairs - Mixed Questions

A quiz every hour! Over 255 questions in rotation. Recent Scores
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 qns)
ubermom
5958 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 qns)
MaceoMack
3993 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.
Tough (10 qns)
zorba_scank
1047 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!
Difficult (15 qns)
ozzz2002
2361 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.
Average (10 qns)
dcpddc478
657 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.
Average (10 qns)
doublemm
435 plays
7
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)
mrgrouchy
627 plays
8
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)
dcpddc478
375 plays
9
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)
wordwalker
387 plays
10
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)
bustigger
468 plays
11
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)
Eraucci
456 plays
12
Roll Up! Roll Up!

A short history of the circus.
Average (10 qns)
Tan72
264 plays
13
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)
cowboybluedog
657 plays
14
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)
Oidioid32123
219 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?
Average (10 qns)
Toeknee448
351 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!
Tough (10 qns)
LaLaLoopy
258 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?
Average (10 qns)
Ravenloft
273 plays
18
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)
happiemukmuk
801 plays
19
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)
Toeknee448
444 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.
Tough (10 qns)
ubermom
468 plays
21
Circus 1

Here is a quiz relating to one of America's favorite pastimes. Good luck.
Difficult (10 qns)
steiny1
1230 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!
Tough (20 qns)
detecdiva
639 plays
23
Renaissance Faires

This quiz contains questions about the Renaissance Faires, and the folks that frequent them. Good luck and have fun!
Tough (10 qns)
cordelya
798 plays
24
Cirque du Soleil

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