Trivia Quiz: Test Your Circus Knowledge!

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Trivia Quiz: Test Your Circus Knowledge!

This is a quiz to test your knowledge about Circus history and facts. How much do you really think you know?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the sticky substance aerialists use on their hands and wrists to maintain their grip while performing in the air?
    • A. 

      Glue

    • B. 

      Chalk

    • C. 

      Rosin

    • D. 

      Hairspray

  • 2. 
    What year was the Great Ringling Bros Circus fire?
    • A. 

      2003

    • B. 

      1944

    • C. 

      1919

    • D. 

      1986

  • 3. 
    What Circus is the famous clown "Bello" currently employed with?
    • A. 

      Forms In Motion Circus

    • B. 

      Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus

    • C. 

      Cirque Du Soleil

    • D. 

      Shriners Circus

  • 4. 
    Which "Ring" is the ring of "highest status" to perform in while on tour with the Circus?
    • A. 

      Left Ring

    • B. 

      Center Ring

    • C. 

      Right Ring

    • D. 

      Upstage Ring

  • 5. 
    What is the name of the circular spinning aerial appartus that looks very similar to a children's hula hoop toy? 
    • A. 

      Flying Circle

    • B. 

      Circlet of Power

    • C. 

      Hula Hoop

    • D. 

      Lyra

  • 6. 
    What is the first Circus ever?
    • A. 

      Circus Maximus

    • B. 

      Circus of the Stars

    • C. 

      Cirque Du Soleil

    • D. 

      Ringling Bros. Circus

    • E. 

      Culpepper & Merriweather

  • 7. 
    What is the oldest form of Circus Entertainment?
    • A. 

      Acrobatics

    • B. 

      Juggling

    • C. 

      Trapeze

    • D. 

      Hula Hoop

    • E. 

      Jump Rope

  • 8. 
    What type of Juggling can be found in the famous movie "Labyrinth" in which David Bowie is the main villain?
    • A. 

      Poi

    • B. 

      Normal Juggling

    • C. 

      Contact Juggling

    • D. 

      Fire Juggling

  • 9. 
    What characters are the comic relief performers in the show?
    • A. 

      Horses

    • B. 

      Ring Master

    • C. 

      Trick Dogs

    • D. 

      Clowns

  • 10. 
    How many official styles of clowns are there?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      Unlimited

    • D. 

      7