Art & literature 22

From the quiz on 29/3/16.

  1. Which English artist created the Angel of the North, a 20-metre-tall steel sculpture located just off the A1 in Gateshead? Antony Gormley

  2. British author Dick Francis is famous for his crime novels centred on which sport, with which he was formerly professionally involved? Horse racing

  3. What name, literally meaning “session”, is given to a Welsh festival featuring competitions in music, poetry and drama? Eisteddfod

  4. In Yann Martel’s Booker Prize–winning novel Life of Pi, what is the name of Pi’s Bengal tiger companion? Richard Parker

  5. Which French impressionist is noted for his many paintings of dance scenes, including The Dance Class, The Dance Lesson and Ballet Rehearsal? Edgar Degas

  6. The title of John Green’s best-selling 2012 novel The Fault in Our Stars is a reference to a line spoken by Cassius in the first act of which Shakespeare play? Julius Caesar

  7. Which classic French novel of 1942 opens with lines commonly but somewhat controversially translated as “Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday; I can’t be sure.”? L’Étranger (The Stranger, The Outsider)

  8. What is the name of the stick with padded head that is used by painters to support and steady their brush hand? Maulstick

  9. Rhyme royal, in which stanzas have seven lines of iambic pentameter and rhyme ababbcc, was introduced into English poetry by which English poet? Geoffrey Chaucer

  10. The sonnet The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus is engraved on a plaque and mounted inside which famous monument? Statue of Liberty

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