Features: The Art Of Clowning! Trivia Facts And Questions Quiz

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These trivia facts and questions are on the art of clowning! There are a lot of people who have a fear of clowns and this is all because of how clowns have been depicted in the movies as murderous maniacs. Do you know what a true clown is meant to do? Take up this quiz and get to find out if you know everything about clowns!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name a clown type.

    • A.

      Whiteface

    • B.

      Comedy

    • C.

      Auguste

    • D.

      Charlie Chaplin

    • E.

      Someone funny

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Whiteface
    C. Auguste
    Explanation
    Whiteface and Auguste are both types of clowns. Whiteface refers to a clown who wears a white-painted face with exaggerated features and usually represents authority or intelligence. Auguste, on the other hand, is a type of clown with a more exaggerated and colorful appearance, often portrayed as clumsy and foolish. Both types have distinct characteristics and play different roles in clown performances.

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  • 2. 

    The function of a clown is to

    • A.

      Entertain only

    • B.

      Make people scared

    • C.

      Provide a mirror for society that shows us warts and all

    • D.

      Make us laugh or cry

    • E.

      Look stupid and boring

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Provide a mirror for society that shows us warts and all
    D. Make us laugh or cry
    Explanation
    The function of a clown is not just to entertain or make people scared, but also to provide a mirror for society that shows us both the flaws and strengths. Clowns have the ability to make us laugh or cry, which allows us to reflect on our own emotions and experiences. Their purpose is not to look stupid and boring, but rather to serve as a reflection of society and evoke a range of emotions in the audience.

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  • 3. 

    A clown is described as

    • A.

      Funny

    • B.

      Stupid

    • C.

      Emotional

    • D.

      Scary

    • E.

      Dead

    Correct Answer
    E. Dead
  • 4. 

    A whiteface clown is

    • A.

      Sad

    • B.

      Mischievous

    • C.

      Innocent

    • D.

      Lonely

    • E.

      Boring

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Sad
    C. Innocent
    Explanation
    A whiteface clown is often portrayed as sad and innocent. The white makeup and exaggerated features of a whiteface clown create a melancholic and vulnerable appearance, which is commonly associated with sadness. Additionally, the innocence of a whiteface clown is often depicted through their childlike behavior and naivety, further emphasizing their emotional vulnerability.

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  • 5. 

    Important features for a clown are

    • A.

      Friends

    • B.

      A red nose and a unicycle

    • C.

      Costume and make-up

    • D.

      Tricks

    • E.

      Dark lighting and music

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Costume and make-up
    D. Tricks
    Explanation
    Costume and make-up are important features for a clown because they help create the clown's appearance and character. The costume and make-up allow the clown to stand out and be easily recognizable to the audience. Additionally, the costume and make-up can enhance the clown's comedic and playful nature. Tricks are also important for a clown as they entertain and engage the audience. By performing various tricks, the clown can elicit laughter and create a sense of wonder and excitement.

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  • 6. 

    A clown usually uses the following skills

    • A.

      Mime and slapstick

    • B.

      Slapstick and acrobatics

    • C.

      Tight-rope walking and cream pies

    • D.

      A squeaky voice and a musical instrument

    • E.

      Balloon animals and squirting flowers

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Mime and slapstick
    B. Slapstick and acrobatics
    Explanation
    A clown typically utilizes the skills of mime and slapstick, as well as slapstick and acrobatics. These skills allow the clown to entertain and amuse the audience through physical comedy, exaggerated gestures, and comedic timing. Mime involves using body movements and facial expressions to convey actions and emotions without words, while slapstick involves exaggerated physical comedy and humorous mishaps. Acrobatics add an element of physicality and agility to the clown's performance, enhancing the entertainment value.

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