Art & literature 12

From the quiz on 30/6/15.

  1. In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, what is the room number of the torture chamber in the Ministry of Love in which enemies of the Party have their worst fears made reality? 101

  2. In which poetic foot and metre are Shakespeare’s sonnets predominantly written? Iambic pentameter

  3. P. D. James’s 2011 novel Death Comes to Pemberley is a murder-mystery continuation of which other novel, first published in 1813? Pride and Prejudice

  4. In Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth, protagonist Otto Lidenbrock enters the Icelandic volcano Snæfellsjökull and re-emerges from which Italian one? Stromboli

  5. Which English poet composed the 1899 poem The White Man’s Burden about the recent US colonization of the Philippines? Rudyard Kipling

  6. Which French artist painted La Liberté guidant le peuple (Liberty Leading the People), an 1830 work commemorating the July Revolution that overthrew Charles X that same year? Eugène Delacroix

  7. To a cheap reproduction of which painting did Marcel Duchamp add a moustache and goatee to create his 1919 work L.H.O.O.Q.? Mona Lisa

  8. Which 2003 début novel by Audrey Niffenegger follows the titular Clare Abshire and her husband Henry DeTamble, a librarian with a rare genetic disorder called Chrono-Impairment? The Time Traveler’s Wife

  9. Which English poet wrote “no man is an island” in Meditation XVII of his 1624 work Devotions upon Emergent Occasions? John Donne

  10. Which Swiss artist created the bronze sculpture L’Homme au doigt (The Pointing Man), which became the world’s most expensive sculpture when it sold at Christie’s in May 2015 for a record $141.3m (including fees)? Alberto Giacometti


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