Art & literature 9

From the quiz on 21/4/15.

  1. Who co-wrote the comic novel Good Omens in collaboration with Terry Pratchett? Neil Gaiman

  2. Which surrealist painting by René Magritte depicts a man in a suit, overcoat and bowler hat with his face obscured by an apple? The Son of Man

  3. Under what nom de plume did the author Samuel Langhorne Clemens normally write? Mark Twain

  4. In the Lord of the Rings novels, who is the eldest of the Ents? Treebeard (Sindarin: Fangorn)

  5. Which Greek lyric poet, noted for her vivid descriptions of lesbian love and lust, did Plato call the “tenth Muse”? Sappho

  6. Which English artist’s paintings are on display in the Clore Gallery at Tate Britain? J. M. W. Turner

  7. For which national newspaper do Morph, Phi and Quixote compose cryptic crosswords? The Independent

  8. In which Shakespeare play does Jaques deliver a monologue that begins “All the world’s a stage, / And all the men and women merely players”? As You Like It

  9. In the later years of his life, which Spanish artist produced the series of 14 murals known as the Black Paintings? Francisco Goya

  10. In Hokusai’s classic Japanese woodblock print known in English as The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife, with which sea creature is the titular wife sexually entangled? Octopus


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