Arts And Literature Trivia Questions #13Printable Arts And Literature Trivia Quiz
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Where do the pilgrims in Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" start their journey?
a. The Tabard Inn
b. The National Geography Club
c. The Lion and the Crow Pub
d. The Smithsonian
The Tabard Inn - The Canterbury Tales was published in 1475.
Which of these stories was written by John Updike?
a. The Menagerie
b. Rabbit, Run
c. The Thin Red Line
d. Catch 22
Rabbit, Run - Updike has won two Pulitzers.
Which of these disciplines was Titan famous for?
Painting - Titian was an Italian painter who was born around 1488.
Who wrote the No. 1 best-selling novel "PS, I Love You"?
a. Enid Blyton
b. Cecile Ahern
c. Audrey Mathews
d. Jane Eyre
Cecile Ahern - Published in 2004, PS, I Love You is Ahern's first novel.
Pericles was the prince of?
Tyre - Pericles, Prince of Tyre was a character created by Shakespeare.
Who painted Rain, Steam and Speed - The Great Western Railway?
a. George Willard
b. J. M. W. Turner
c. Alexander Keats
d. William Franklin
J. M. W. Turner - Turner was born in England in 1775.
With many books covering both fiction and non-fiction, which author uses the penname Chris Ryan?
a. Lindsay Johnson
b. James Falkner
c. Andrew Smyth
d. Colin Armstrong
Colin Armstrong - Colin was a Special Forces operative before he became a writer.
In which story would you read about Ruritania?
a. The Prisoner of Zenda
b. The Catcher in the Rye
c. Alice in Wonderland
d. The Princess Bride
The Prisoner of Zenda - Ruritania is a fictional country in Europe.
Written by English author H. G. Wells, when was "The War of the Worlds" first published?
1897 - Serialized, The War of the Worlds appeared simultaneously in Pearson's Magazine in the UK and Cosmopolitan magazine in the US.
A painter during the 15th century, which nation gave birth to Johannes Vermeer?
a. The Netherlands
The Netherlands - Vermeer was a Dutch painter who was born in 1632.
Who created the famous character Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby?
a. Caroline Graham
b. Jordan Travis
c. Mark Conrad
d. Alice Silvers
Caroline Graham - Tom Barnaby is one of the main characters in the drama Midsomer Murders.
In Erskine Childer's novel, "The Riddle of the Sands," who is on the boat with Carruthers?
Davies - The Riddle of the Sands was published in 1903.
What is British artist Antony Gormley famous for?
Sculpting - Antony is a British sculptor.
Who created the characters of Kaa, Mowgli and Shere Khan?
a. Charlotte Lloyd
b. Dr. Seuss
c. C. S. Lewis
d. Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling - Kaa, Mowgli and Shere Khan all appear in The Jungle Book.
Which classic novel opens with the line "It was 348 years ago…"?
b. Moby Dick
d. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Published in 1831, The Hunchback of Notre Dame was written by Victor Hugo.
Created by Kingsley Amis, what is reluctant medieval history lecturer Lucky Jim's last name?
Dixon - Lucky Jim was published in 1954.
In the story "Three Men in a Boat," where are the men boating?
a. The Mediterranean
b. The Mississippi
c. The Atlantic
d. The Thames
The Thames - Published in 1889, Three Men in a Boat was written by Jerome K. Jerome.
In which novel would you find the character "Grimpen Mire"?
a. The Hound of the Baskervilles
b. The Omen
d. All Quiet on the Western Front
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Published in 1902, The Hound of the Baskervilles was written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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