Art & literature 20

From the quiz on 9/2/16. Download the images for Q4 and Q7 here.

  1. For what does the letter E stand in the name of English children’s author E. Nesbit? Edith

  2. In Shakepeare’s Macbeth, what is the name of the general whom Macbeth has assassinated but who later returns to haunt him as a ghost at a feast? Banquo

  3. What animal is Gentle Ben in Walt Morey’s 1965 children’s novel of the same name? Bear

  4. **Which painting technique, developed and pioneered by Georges Seurat in the late 19th century, uses tiny dots of pure colours placed in close proximity, which fuse into coherent blocks when viewed at a distance? Pointillism

  5. In the Harry Potter novels, who is the younger sister of Andromeda Tonks and Bellatrix Lestrange and mother of Draco Malfoy? Narcissa (née Black)

  6. Which Japanese-born British writer won the Man Booker Prize in 1989 for his novel The Remains of the Day? Kazuo Ishiguro

  7. **Which Dutch artist painted the 1633 work The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, which depicts the miracle of Jesus calming the storm? Rembrandt

  8. In which British city are the majority of Irvine Welsh’s novels, including Filth and Trainspotting, set? Edinburgh

  9. Hwæt!” is the notoriously difficult-to-translate opening line of which epic poem, whose only extant manuscript copy is contained in the Nowell Codex in the British Library? Beowulf

  10. The phrase “cloud cuckoo land” is a translation of a word first used by which ancient Greek playwright, who invented it for his 5th-century BC play Birds? Aristophanes


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