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Quiz 17 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

1. What were the names of the two elder children in Mary Poppins, who are main characters in the story? Jane and Michael (Banks) 2. In the children’s ‘Where’s Wally?’ books, Wally wears a striped jumper of which two colours? Red and white 3. Who wrote ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, on which Andrew …

Quiz 18 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

This week’s quiz involves more opening lines to famous literature. All you need to do is tell us what the line is from.  1. “I am an invisible man.” Invisible Man – Ralph Ellison 2. “You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer, but …

Quiz 20 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

This week’s art and literature quiz is all about famous characters from books. We will give you three characters from a piece of literature, old or newer. You need to give us the name of the book as the answer. Ready? 1. Elizabeth Bennet, Charles Bingley and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen …

Quiz 22 – Round 2 – Entertainment

Which fictional detective was accompanied by each of these sidekicks? 1. Captain Arthur Hastings Hercule Poirot 2. Inspector Mike Burden Inspector Wexford (Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford) 3. Geoffrey Shorecross Hetty Wainthropp 4. Archie Goodwin Nero Wolfe 5. Martin (Marty) Hopkirk Jeffrey Randall (Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)) 6. Doctor John H. Watson Sherlock Holmes 7. Bunter …

Quiz 21 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

Can you recognise the famous work of literature from the brief synopsis? 1. The narrator marries Maxim, goes to live with him at his in his mansion, where the housekeeper tries to undermine her new mistress as she is still devoted to Maxim’s first wife. Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier 2. ‘Old Major’ trains Snowball …

Quiz 25 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

These are all famous opening lines to novels – can you identify the book? 1. ‘There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.’ Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte 2. ‘It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.’ The …

Quiz 24 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

Can you identify the famous painter from a selection of their paintings? 1. ‘The Persistence Of Memory’, ‘Dream Caused By The Flight Of A Bee’ and ‘Lobster Telephone.’ Salvador Dali 2. ‘The Starry Night’, ‘Irises’ and ‘Sunflowers.’ Vincent Van Gogh 3. ‘Women In The Garden’, ‘La Grenouillère’ and ‘The Magpie.’ Claude Monet 4. ‘The Battle …

Quiz 30 – Round 4 – Art and Literature

Which celebrities wrote the following autobiographies? 1. ‘A Long Walk to Freedom’ Nelson Mandela 2. ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ Billie Holiday 3. ‘Between the Lines’ Debbie Gibson 4. ‘De Profundis’ Oscar Wilde 5. ‘Moab is my Washpot’ Stephen Fry 6. ‘Open’ Andre Agassi 7. ‘My Booky Wook’ Russell Brand 8. ‘The Story of My Experiments …

Quiz 31 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

This is a tough one… The following are pseudonyms which have been used by writers who are more famous under their real names. Can you work out the real name from the pen-name? 1. Acton Bell Anne Brontë 2. Barbara Vine Ruth Rendell 3. Boz Charles Dickens 4. Richard Bachman Stephen King 5. Mary Westmacott …