Art & literature 19

From the quiz on 12/1/16. Download the images for Q3 and Q8 here.

  1. According to the 1794 poem by William Blake, which titular creature is “burning bright / In the forests of the night”? The Tyger

  2. In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, what is the name of the computer that takes 7½ million years to return “42” as the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything? Deep Thought

  3. **In David Hockney’s 1970–71 painting Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy, what animal is Percy? Cat

  4. Which Shakespeare play intimates the death of Antigonus via the famous stage direction “Exit, pursued by a bear”? The Winter’s Tale

  5. What name, from the Greek for “folded in three”, is given to an altarpiece painted on three hinged panels? Triptych

  6. In 1994, thieves broke into the National Gallery in Oslo, left a note that read “thanks for the poor security” and made off with a version of which famous painting? The Scream

  7. Which 1986 Stephen King novel features an eldritch shapeshifting entity who preys on young children in the form of a clown called Pennywise? It

  8. **Which Latvian-born American photographer collaborated with Salvador Dalí on In Voluptas Mors, which features a skull made from seven nude women, and Dalí Atomicus, which features flying wet cats and Dalí painting in mid-air? Philippe Halsman

  9. During a walk in which national park did a “long belt” of daffodils inspire William Wordsworth to write the poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud? Lake District

  10. Which novel by Salman Rushdie, published in 2010 as a follow-up to his 1990 novel Haroun and the Sea of Stories, was directly inspired by his time playing video games, particularly Super Mario World, while under police protection during the controversy surrounding The Satanic Verses? Luka and the Fire of Life


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