The Circus Quiz

Many children dream of running away and joining the circus. The circus is a very magical place. Did you know circuses date back to the middle ages. So many years of grand tradition and gala performances! Play this fun quiz and learn more about the circus.

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Select the correct answer for each question. When you are done, click on the Check Answers button to check your answers and Squigly will tell you how you did.

 The Circus Quiz

1.

Who came to be called the father of the Modern Circus?

Philip Astley
Gunther Ringling
P.T. Barnum 

2.

The first American circus took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. What year was it?

1710
1785
1800

3.

Which of these is a quote from P.T. Barnum?

"There's a sucker born every minute."
"As long as there are children, there will always be a circus."

4.

What is a Funambulist?

Clown
Rope Walker
Trapeze Artist

5.

Who was the first human cannonball?

Mademoiselle Zazel
Monsieur Boom Boom
Evil Kenevil

6.

What nationality were the Ringling Brothers?

American
French
German

7.

'Lot Lice' is a circus term. What does it mean?

Termites on the circus lot.
Townspeople who hang around the circus lot.
Fleas on the animals.

8.

What is a roustabout?

An extra worker
A clown
A performer

9.

There are three types of clowns. Which one wears a big red nose?

White face
Auguste
Character

10.

What happens when there is trouble or some delay during a circus performance?

Intermission is called.
The lights are dimmed.
The clowns are sent in.

  

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