Art & literature 36

From the quiz on 9/5/17.

  1. In a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, a princess can feel which vegetable through twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds? Pea

  2. What is the first name of Mr Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre? Edward

  3. Which Chinese artist created the 2010 Tate Modern art installation Kui Hua Zi, which consisted of more than a hundred million hand-crafted porcelain sunflower seeds? Ai Weiwei

  4. What animal is the title character in Daniel Keyes’s 1966 award-winning sci-fi novel Flowers for Algernon? Mouse

  5. In which 1871 novel were the poems Jabberwocky and The Walrus and the Carpenter first published? Through the Looking-Glass

  6. Which Italian artist painted the c. 1545 work Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time, whose bottom-right corner is the ultimate source of the giant foot from Monty Python’s Flying Circus? Bronzino

  7. Christopher Hitchens’s 1995 book The Missionary Position is an extended critique and exposé of which religious figure? Mother Teresa

  8. In George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, by what aviation-related name is the UK known? Airstrip One

  9. What was the Greek mythological name of Jane Austen’s elder sister? Cassandra

  10. The Monarch of the Glen, which shows a stag in the Scottish Highlands, and the four bronze lions at the base of Nelson’s Column are among the best-known works of which English painter and sculptor? Edwin Landseer


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