Art & literature 35

From the quiz on 11/4/17.

  1. What animal is Reynard in the famous cycle of medieval European folk tales? Fox

  2. Which American poet wrote the 1916 poem The Road Not Taken, which concludes with the much-quoted lines “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — / I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference.”? Robert Frost

  3. The Beautiful Boy, The Whole Woman and The Female Eunuch are important works by which Australian-born feminist writer? Germaine Greer

  4. In which European country were Alberto Giacometti, H. R. Giger, Paul Klee and Le Corbusier all born? Switzerland

  5. By what name is English gentleman Sir Percy Blakeney better known in the title of a 1905 novel by Baroness Orczy? The Scarlet Pimpernel

  6. Which Spanish artist painted The Third of May 1808, which depicts Spanish resistance against Napoleon during the Peninsular War? Francisco Goya

  7. George’s Secret Key to the Universe is a children’s book written by which physicist and his daughter Lucy? Stephen Hawking

  8. A pietà is a religious picture or sculpture of which person cradling the dead body of which other? Virgin Mary and Jesus

  9. Luís de Camões, whose best-known work is the 1572 epic Os Lusíadas, is widely considered which European language’s greatest poet? Portuguese

  10. Sleeper is a 2½-hour video by English artist Mark Wallinger in which he stalks the halls of the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin dressed as which animal? Bear


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