Art & literature 29

From the quiz on 27/9/16.

  1. Which English architect designed Liverpool Town Hall, The Exchange in Bristol, Prior Park and The Circus in Bath? John Wood, the Elder

  2. In which Shakespeare comedy does Pistol declare that “the world’s mine oyster” in the earliest known use of this now-common phrase? The Merry Wives of Windsor

  3. Which English artist created Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963–1995, which consists of a tent appliquéd with the names of everyone matching that description, sexually or otherwise? Tracey Emin

  4. Which American author wrote the essay The Awful German Language, which was published in 1880 as an appendix to his travel book A Tramp Abroad? Mark Twain

  5. What is the name of the French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty in the 1870s? Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

  6. Which Russian-born American author wrote the novels The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957), both of which prominently feature her personal philosophy known as Objectivism? Ayn Rand

  7. Which poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson is loosely based on the Arthurian legend of Elaine of Astolat and was published in two distinct versions, one in 1833 of twenty stanzas and the other in 1842 of nineteen? The Lady of Shalott

  8. Which American artist, who was associated with both the Dada and Surrealist movements, was born Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia in 1890? Man Ray

  9. Michael Henchard is the title character of which 1886 novel by Thomas Hardy, subtitled “The Life and Death of a Man of Character”? The Mayor of Casterbridge

  10. Which French city is depicted in Claude Monet’s Impression, soleil levant, the 1872 painting which lends its name to the entire Impressionist movement? Le Havre

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