Tag «Art and Literature»

Quiz 53 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

1. ‘My Fair Lady’ is a musical based on which book? Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw 2. In Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’, what is Ernest’s real name? John (Jack) Worthing 3. Who wrote the 1927 novel ‘Tarka the Otter’? Henry Williamson 4. The English painter George Stubbs was known best for his …

Quiz 54 – Round 1 – Picture Round

This week’s picture quiz is a selection of artists. Click on the grey button to download and don’t forget to print out your answers. Picture Round 54 Picture Round PDF       1. Claude Monet Nadar [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons 2. Pierre-Auguste Renoir PARenoir.jpg [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons 3. Frida Kahlo By Guillermo Kahlo (1871-1941) …

Quiz 58 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

1. On which George Bernard Shaw play is the musical ‘My Fair Lady’ based? Pygmalion 2.What are the names of the two main characters who are endlessly ‘Waiting for Godot’ in the Samuel Beckett play? Vladamir and Estragon 3. Which former MP has written novels entitled ‘The Ambassador’, ‘This Honourable House’ and ‘A Parliamentary Affair’? …

Quiz 57 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

Which writers created these fictional towns and villages? 1. Kingsmarkham Ruth Rendell (Inspector Wexford) 2. Ankh-Morpork Sir Terry Pratchett (Discworld) 3. Hogsmeade J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter) 4. Castle Rock, Maine, USA Stephen King (Various Stories) 5. St. Mary Mead Agatha Christie (Miss Marple) 6. West Egg F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby) 7. Barchester Anthony Trollope …

Quiz 59 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

Who wrote about the following characters? 1. Joe Gargery Charles Dickens (Great Expectations) 2. Rupert Campbell-Black Jilly Cooper 3. Molly Bloom James Joyce (Ulysees) 4. Ichabod Crane Washington Irving (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) 5. Atticus Finch Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird) 6. Holden Caulfield J.D. Salinger (The Catcher in the Rye) 7. Clarissa …

Quiz 62 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

Quite simply, who wrote the following books? 1. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon 2. The Long, Dark Tea-Time of the Soul Douglas Adams 3. A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess 4. The Silence of the Lambs Thomas Harris 5. All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque 6. Of …

Quiz 64 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

Initials Quiz – The following writers are known by initials instead of a first name. We will give you their real first names – you tell us the surname. 1. Alan Alexander Milne 2. Phyllis Dorothy James 3. Edward Ricardo Braithwaite 4. Elwyn Brooks White 5. Jerome David Salinger 6. John Boynton Priestley 7. Cecil …

Quiz 67 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

Famous authors quiz – Who wrote the following works of literature? 1. Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery 2. Watership Down Richard Adams 3. The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough 4. The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold 5. Life of Pi Yann Martel 6. Fifty Shades of Grey E. L. James 7. Bridget Jones’s Diary Helen …

Quiz 66 – Round 3 -Art and Literature

1. Which British author was awarded the ‘New Writer of the Year’ at the National Book Awards in 2012 for her debut novel ‘The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry’? Rachel Joyce 2. ‘The Canterbury Tales’ begin with a general prologue – whose tale comes next?  The Knight’s Tale 3. Who wrote the 1929 detective novel …

Quiz 70 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

1. Which English artist was born on 1st November 1887 in Stretford, Lancashire? L. S. Lowry 2. Which Jules Verne character is also known as Prince Dakkar, son of the Hindu Raja of Bundelkind? Captain Nemo 3. In Yann Martel’s ‘Life of Pi’, what type of animal is Richard Parker? Bengal Tiger 4. Which painting …