Art & literature 32

From the quiz on 24/1/17.

  1. Which play by Shakespeare is often referred to euphemistically as the Scottish Play? Macbeth

  2. Which Victorian sexual euphemism provides the title of the 1998 best-selling début novel by Sarah Waters? Tipping the Velvet

  3. In the 1660s, which Dutch artist painted the Windsor Beauties, a series of portraits of celebrated ladies in the court of Charles II? Peter Lely

  4. In the series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith, what is the name of the founder of The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency? Precious Ramotswe

  5. In which Cornish town are the Leach Pottery, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and a branch of the Tate Gallery? St Ives

  6. Which Charles Dickens novel is set principally during the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots of 1780 and is accordingly subtitled A Tale of the Riots of Eighty? Barnaby Rudge

  7. By what Spanish nickname was the painter Doménikos Theotokópoulos more commonly known? El Greco

  8. Which American author’s début novel was The Lovely Bones (2002), which follows a girl named Susie Salmon who watches from heaven as her family and friends come to terms with her murder? Alice Sebold

  9. The dog that is killed in the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time shares its name with which national capital city? Wellington

  10. Which French post-impressionist travelled to Tahiti and painted the 1892 work Nafea faa ipoipo? (When Will You Marry?), which sold in 2015 for a record price of about $300m? Paul Gauguin

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