Art & literature 28

From the quiz on 30/8/16.

  1. What are the names of the title characters of Shakespeare’s play The Two Gentlemen of Verona? Valentine and Proteus

  2. Which English author wrote the 2012 romantic novel Me Before You, which was adapted into a successful 2016 feature film of the same title starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin? Jojo Moyes

  3. British architect Zaha Hadid, who in 2004 became the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize, was born in which Arab capital city? Baghdad

  4. Raymond Chandler’s 1939 novel The Big Sleep was the first to feature which fictional detective? Philip Marlowe

  5. William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti were the founders and principal members of which influential English group of painters established in 1848? Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

  6. Nighthawks, which depicts four people in a downtown diner called Phillies late at night, is a 1942 painting by which American artist? Edward Hopper

  7. Which of the Brontë sisters originally had her poems and novels published under the masculine pseudonym Acton Bell? Anne

  8. Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize–winning novels Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up the Bodies both centre on which English historical figure who was beheaded in 1540? Thomas Cromwell

  9. The Schwarzgerät (“black device”) and Rocket 00000 are central plot elements of which 1973 novel by American author Thomas Pynchon, whose title is a reference to the trajectory of V-2 rockets? Gravity’s Rainbow

  10. The Echigo–Tsumari Triennale, which covers almost 200,000 acres and is the world’s largest art festival by area, is held every three years in which Japanese prefecture? Niigata

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