Animals in the Circus: Lesson for Kids


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The Roman Circus was based around what sport event?

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1. After the fall of the Roman Empire and its circuses, people might bring animals to _____ to show them off.

2. An American circus featured Old Bet, the first _____ to go on show.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A circus has many animals in it that are trained to do many interesting things. See what you know about these circus animals by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to see what you know about:

  • Where people brought animals after the fall of the Roman Empire
  • Famous animal Isaac van Amburgh's menagerie had
  • Type of animal that Old Bet was

Skills Practiced

  • Remembering details - remember what you learned about the sporting event that The Roman Circus was based around
  • Explaining information - read about how P.T. Barnum transported his animals and circus and explain it correctly
  • Reading awareness - make sure that you know the most important information from the lesson on circus animals

Additional Learning

If you want to review more, use the lesson called Animals in the Circus: Lesson for Kids. Goals you can complete anytime include:

  • See where the word circus comes from
  • Review the history of circuses
  • Determine what animals are in American circuses