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Question 1: Popular 20th and 21st century magicians include David Copperfield, Lance Burton, Penn and Teller, David Blaine, and ________.
Carl BallantineDoug HenningDavid Copperfield (illusionist)Criss Angel

Question 2: The British performer J N Maskelyne and his partner Cooke established their own theatre, the Egyptian Hall in ________'s Piccadilly, in 1873.

Question 3: Gospel magic was first used by St. Don Bosco to interest children in 19th century Turin, ________ to come back to school, to accept assistance and to attend church.

Question 4: Modern entertainment magic owes much to Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805–1871), originally a clockmaker, who opened a magic theatre in ________ in the 1840s.
ParisMarseilleÉvry, EssonneVersailles

Question 5: Fraudulent ________ have also been shown to employ sleight of hand to give the appearance of removing chicken-giblet "tumors" from patients' abdomens.
QuackeryIntelligent designHomeopathyFaith healing

Question 6: The term "magic" is etymologically derived from the Latin word ________, a term that was used to refer to Zoroastrians.
ZoroasterFire templeMagiZoroastrianism

Question 7: The same level of ingenuity that was used to produce famous ancient deceptions such as the ________ would also have been used for entertainment, or at least for cheating in money games, since time immemorial.
OdysseusTrojan WarAjax the LesserTrojan Horse

Question 8: Ricky Jay and Lee Asher, following in the traditions of ________, Slydini, and Max Malini, are considered among the foremost practitioners of close-up magic.
Doug HenningDorothy DietrichDavid Copperfield (illusionist)Dai Vernon

Question 9: Magic is a ________ that entertains an audience by creating illusions of seemingly impossible[1] or supernatural[2] feats, using purely natural means.
DramaTheatrePerforming artsPlay (theatre)

Question 10: Street magic is a form of street performing or ________ that employs a hybrid of stage magic, platform and close-up magic, usually performed 'in the round' or surrounded by the audience.
Joan BaezPoetryBuskingHippie


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