Do You Know About History Of Circus? Trivia Quiz

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Do You Know About History Of Circus? Trivia Quiz

Everyone has heard of circuses. Wild acts, scandals, deaths, stealing and you name it. Some people would even want to consider themselves connoisseurs of this collection of stage acts. Well, it's time for them to prove themselves. Play this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following were NOT part of earlier circuses?
    • A. 

      Wild animal acts

    • B. 

      Juggling

    • C. 

      Equestrian performances

    • D. 

      Flying Trapeze 

  • 2. 
    Which was the first city to have a circus in the United States of America?
    • A. 

      Los Angeles

    • B. 

      Philadelphia 

    • C. 

      New York City

    • D. 

      Washington DC

  • 3. 
    What language does the word circus come from?
    • A. 

      Latin 

    • B. 

      Spanish

    • C. 

      French

    • D. 

      English

  • 4. 
    Who is considered the founder of modern circuses?
    • A. 

      Philip Astley

    • B. 

      Don Mancini

    • C. 

      Rita Hayworth

    • D. 

      Connor Smith

  • 5. 
    Where was the first modern circus established?
    • A. 

      Paris

    • B. 

      London 

    • C. 

      New York City

    • D. 

      Manchester

  • 6. 
    On 12 November 1859, what was Jules Leotard the first to do, at the Cirque Napoleon in Paris?
    • A. 

      He successfully juggled 12 knives

    • B. 

      He was the first clown

    • C. 

      He successfully juggled 12 clubs

    • D. 

      A flying trapeze act 

  • 7. 
    1947, which famous family achieved a seven-person pyramid on a high-wire, 35 feet above the ground?
    • A. 

      The Wallendas. 

    • B. 

      The Wallace Troupe.

    • C. 

      The Partridge Family.

    • D. 

      The Barnums

  • 8. 
    Who was Britain's only black circus proprietor in the 1800s?
    • A. 

      Thomas Edison

    • B. 

      Pablo Fanque 

    • C. 

      Philip Astley

    • D. 

      Victor Hugo

  • 9. 
    How many people could Circus Maximus seat?
    • A. 

      1,000,000

    • B. 

      150,000

    • C. 

      250,000 

    • D. 

      200,000

  • 10. 
    Where was this circus built?
    • A. 

      Rome 

    • B. 

      Paris

    • C. 

      New York

    • D. 

      London

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