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Fiji mermaid: Quiz


Question 1: During the Renaissance and the ________ eras, the remains of mermaids were a staple of cabinets of curiosities.
RococoMannerismWestern art historyBaroque

Question 2: The Fiji mermaid was featured in ________ episode Humbug, where the episode circled around freakshows and had a guest performance by Jim Rose.
Fox MulderThe X-Files (season 8)The X-FilesThe X-Files (season 1)

Question 3: The Fiji mermaid was also made by Wizkids into a game piece for their monster-related collectible miniature game ________, in their circus-themed expansion Freakshow.
Marvel ZombiesHeroClixHellboyHorrorClix

Question 4: The Fiji mermaid (also Feejee mermaid) was a common feature of sideshows, which was presented as the mummified body of a creature that was supposedly half mammal and half fish, a version of traditional ________ stories.
MermaidNeck (water spirit)SirenNaiad

Question 5: The original exhibit was shown around the ________, but was lost in the 1860s when Barnum's museum caught fire.
AlaskaPhilippinesUnited StatesCanada

Question 6: Exhibits at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, ________'s Sideshow by the Seashore, and Bobby Reynolds's traveling sideshow all lay claim to the title, but in Nickell's opinion, none is to be believed.
Coney IslandBarren Island, BrooklynBrighton BeachBrooklyn

Question 7: These were often people afflicted with sirenomelia or a ________.
SireniaDugongMammalAfrican Manatee

Question 8: The exhibit has since been acquired by ________'s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and is currently housed in the museum's attic storage area.
Rutgers UniversityHarvard UniversityBrown UniversityHarvard Crimson

Question 9: The Fiji mermaid came into Barnum's possession via his ________ counterpart Moses Kimball, who brought it down to Barnum in late spring of 1842.
MassachusettsDenverBostonPhoenix, Arizona


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