Art & literature 31

From the quiz on 8/11/16.

  1. David John Moore Cornwell is the real name of which English spy novelist? John le Carré

  2. In a 1973 watercolour by Salvador Dalí, what is Hitler depicted doing in a barren snowscape? Masturbating

  3. Ray Bradbury’s 1962 novel Something Wicked This Way Comes takes its title from the penultimate act of which Shakespeare play? Macbeth

  4. The Scarlet Letter (1850) is the magnum opus of which American novelist? Nathaniel Hawthorne

  5. What name, from the Italian for “half-tone”, is given to a printmaking process in which thousands of small lines or dots are scraped into the surface of a copper plate? Mezzotint

  6. What extra action is permitted in the Japanese art of kirigami that is not permitted in the art of origami? Cutting

  7. Let us go then, you and I, / When the evening is spread out against the sky / Like a patient etherized upon a table” are the opening lines of which 1915 poem by T. S. Eliot? The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock [aka “Prufrock”]

  8. The Musée Marmottan, located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, is home to the world’s largest collection of works by which Impressionist painter? Monet

  9. What is the name of the so-called Marmalade Cat who appears in a 1938–72 series of children’s books by Kathleen Hale? Orlando

  10. The UK’s Seed Cathedral at Expo 2010, the cauldron used at the 2012 London Olympics and the New Routemaster bus were all designed by a studio founded and run by which English designer? (Thomas) Heatherwick


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