Art & literature 15

From the quiz on 8/9/15.

  1. According to the opening line of T. S. Eliot’s 1922 poem The Waste Land, which is the cruellest month? April

  2. In which Italian city is Leonardo da Vinci’s mural The Last Supper? Milan

  3. What is the title of the 2015 follow-up (described by the author as its “parent”) to Harper Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird? Go Set a Watchman

  4. The phrase ‘to tilt at windmills’, meaning “to attack imaginary enemies”, has its origins in which 17th-century novel? Don Quixote

  5. The deep-blue pigment ultramarine, much favoured by Renaissance painters, was originally obtained by powdering which semi-precious stone? Lapis lazuli

  6. For what does the letter L stand in the name of sci-fi writer and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard? Lafayette

  7. The Fight Between Carnival and Lent (1559), The Hunters in the Snow (1565) and The Blind Leading the Blind (1568) are oil paintings by which Flemish master? Pieter Bruegel (the Elder)

  8. What is the much-imitated spelling of the word ‘complete’ in the title of Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler? C O M P L E A T

  9. Which two characters are waiting for Godot in Samuel Beckett’s absurdist play of the same name? Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo)

  10. Which painter, at the time married to muralist Diego Rivera, had an affair with Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky in the late 1930s after he fled the Soviet Union to escape persecution by Stalin? Frida Kahlo


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