Art & literature 25

From the quiz on 14/6/16.

  1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), The Murder on the Links (1923) and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) were the first three novels to feature which fictional detective? Hercule Poirot

  2. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin is regarded as one of the many causative factors of which bloody war? American Civil War

  3. Ernest Vincent Wright’s 1939 lipogrammatic novel Gadsby, which is over 50,000 words in length, was written entirely without using which common English letter? E

  4. Which Flemish Baroque painter lends his surname to an adjective in -esque that describes paintings featuring voluptuous nude women, one of his favourite and most-depicted subjects? Peter Paul Rubens

  5. On which British river does Jerome K. Jerome’s 1889 comic novel Three Men in a Boat take place? Thames

  6. Which English poet wrote “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” in his 1711 poem An Essay on Criticism? Alexander Pope

  7. On which named day in 1945 did Alfred Eisenstaedt take his famous photograph of an American sailor grabbing and kissing a woman in white in Times Square, New York City? V-J Day

  8. Which English author wrote the novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, both of which have been adapted into successful Hollywood films? Nick Hornby

  9. What name, from the Italian for “repentance”, is given to a trace of an earlier painting visible beneath another? Pentimento

  10. In which Shakespeare play does the title character kill Tamora’s sons Demetrius and Chiron then make a human meat pie from their corpses in revenge for their rape and mutilation of his daughter Lavinia? Titus Andronicus


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