Arts And Literature Trivia Questions #12Printable Arts and Literature Trivia Quiz
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Alberto Burri is best known for using which of the following materials in his works?
a. Sweet Papers
b. Plastic Bags
c. Empty Cans
d. Burlap Sacks
Burlap Sacks - Burri was an Italian medic during World War II.
"North and South" is a seminal work by which English writer?
a. Elizabeth Gaskell
b. EM Forster
c. Henry Fielding
d. Ford Maddox Ford
Elizabeth Gaskell - North and South has been adapted for TV twice, in 1975 and 2004.
Complete the title of a major work by Marcel Duchamp - "____ Descending a Staircase No. 2"?
Nude - An oil on canvas, Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2 was painted in 1912.
The Duke of Albany is married to Goneril in which Shakespeare play?
a. King Lear
b. Merchant of Venice
c. A Midsummer Night's Dream
d. Twelfth Night
King Lear - The first known performance of King Lear was in 1607.
Also known as "The Tent," Everyone I Have Ever Slept with 1963-1995 is an artwork by which artist?
a. Jackson Pollock
b. Damien Hirst
c. Tracey Emin
d. Anthony Gormley
Tracey Emin - 'The Tent' was destroyed in a fire at the East London Momart warehouse in 2004.
What does the D stand for in the name of R.D. Blackmore?
Dodderidge - Most of Blackmore's works have gone out of print.
Known for working in the Pre-Raphaelite style, painter John William Waterhouse was born in which country?
Italy - John's work is currently displayed at several major British art galleries.
What was the name of Martin Amis 1991 novel, which runs backwards?
a. Times Dream
b. Times Bow
c. Times Split
d. Times Arrow
Times Arrow - Times Arrow tells the life of a German Holocaust doctor in a disorienting reverse chronology.
Spanish painter and sculptor, Pablo Picasso, co-founded which school of Art?
a. Action Painting
Cubist - Picasso is one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century.
Known for his children's books, what year saw the birth of Roald Dahl?
1916 - Roald Dahl authored 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'James and the Giant Peach'.
The Turner Prize is awarded to artists under the age of...?
50 - The Turner Prize is the United Kingdom's most publicised art award.
Which novel was the first of Jane Austen's to be published?
a. Mansfield Park
b. Sense and Sensibility
c. Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility - Written under the pseudonym 'A Lady', Sense and Sensibility was published in 1811.
What was the first name of "Scream" painter Munch?
Edvard - The Scream exists in four versions including two pastels and two paintings.
"Wild Raspberries" and "Holy Cats" were self-published books by which artist?
Warhol - Warhol's works include some of the most expensive paintings ever sold.
Whom did Margaret Thatcher once describe as "That man who paints those dreadful pictures"?
a. Francis Bacon
b. Marcel Duchamp
c. Andy Warhol
d. Damien Hirst
Francis Bacon - Bacon is known as the Father of Empiricism.
Which movement in art was partially launched by Amedee Ozenfant?
Purism - Ozenfant was a writer and a French cubist painter.
Which American poet publically supported Adolf Hitler and was paid to condemn America on Italian Radio?
a. Emily Dickinson
b. TS Eliot
c. Ezra Pound
d. Walt Whitman
Ezra Pound - Ezra Pound was a major figure of the early modernist movement.
In the poem "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," what kind of creatures did the piper spirit away?
a. Rats and Cats
b. Rats and Children
c. Rats and Dogs
d. Rats and Mice
Rats and Children - The Pied Piper of Hamelin is also known as the Pan Piper.
Who was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature?
a. Oscar Wilde
b. Doris Lessing
c. Jerome K Jerome
d. George Orwell
Doris Lessing - The Times ranked Doris Lessing fifth on a list of 'The 50 greatest British writers since 1945'.
Published in 1945, who wrote the dystopian novella "Animal Farm"?
a. George Orwell
b. Jerome K Jerome
c. George Eliot
d. Thomas Hardy
George Orwell - The original title for the book was Animal Farm - A Fairy Story.
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