Art & literature 8

From the quiz on 31/3/15.

  1. Which Charles Dickens novel opens with the words “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”? A Tale of Two Cities

  2. Which surrealist painted The Treachery of Images, an oil on canvas depicting a pipe above the words “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (“This is not a pipe”)? René Magritte

  3. Eric Arthur Blair was the real name of which novelist and essayist? George Orwell

  4. Which English poet wrote “To err is human, to forgive divine” in his 1711 poem An Essay on Criticism? Alexander Pope

  5. In Lady Chatterley’s Lover, what is Lady Chatterley’s first name? Constance

  6. During which war was the town of Guernica bombed by the Luftwaffe, prompting Picasso to produce his painting of the same name? Spanish Civil War

  7. In Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, what sort of animal is Rikki-Tikki-Tavi? Mongoose

  8. Which American artist had a New York studio called The Factory? Andy Warhol

  9. Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World takes its title from a speech by Miranda in which Shakespeare play? The Tempest

  10. Which 2003 novel did Stephen Fry call “arse gravy of the worst kind”, Salmon Rushdie say “gives bad novels a bad name”, and Stephen King call “the intellectual equivalent of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese”? The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown


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