Art & literature 24

From the quiz on 24/5/16.

  1. In a famous series of kitsch paintings by American artist Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, which animals are depicted playing poker? Dogs

  2. In Act I of which play by Shakespeare does Lysander tell Hermia that “The course of true love never did run smooth”? A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  3. Which English author is noted for her series of historical novels set mainly in the the Tudor period, including The White Princess, The Queen’s Fool and The Other Boleyn Girl? Philippa Gregory

  4. While still at university, which English artist organized the 1988 exhibition Freeze, which is considered instrumental in the emergence and development of the Young British Artists movement? Damien Hirst

  5. What name, from the Latin for “to roll”, is given to the double-spiral scroll that is characteristic of the capitals of Ionic columns? Volute

  6. Closing Time is the lesser-known 1994 sequel to which classic novel of 1961? Catch-22

  7. According to Warning, the best-known poem by English poet Jenny Joseph, “when I am an old woman I shall wear” what colour “with a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me”? Purple

  8. What animal is Horton, a character from the Dr Seuss books Horton Hatches the Egg and Horton Hears a Who!? Elephant

  9. Who wrote Marmion, an 1808 epic poem about the Battle of Flodden that is the source of the famous lines “Oh, what a tangled web we weave / When first we practise to deceive!”? Walter Scott

  10. Which French artist created the 1953 gouache découpée (gouache paper cut-out) Le Bateau, which was accidentally hung upside-down at a 1961 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York? Henri Matisse


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