Art & literature 39

From the quiz on 1/8/17.

  1. What middle initial does Iain Banks add to his name when writing science fiction? M

  2. In which US city are 16 of the 19 Smithsonian museums? Washington DC

  3. Which Charles Dickens character is variously referred to as the old man, the merry old gentleman, and the Jew? Fagin

  4. Which American author wrote the novels Mildred Pierce, The Postman Always Rings Twice and Double Indemnity? James M. Cain

  5. Which Dutch artist painted the portrait of Oliver Cromwell that allegedly spawned the English phrase “warts and all”? Peter Lely

  6. Which American author coined and espoused the so-called Iceberg Theory, in which sub-surface details are not written explicitly but are instead left to the reader? Ernest Hemingway

  7. The 1896 cycle A Shropshire Lad is the best-known work by which English poet? A. E. Housman

  8. Qinghua is a popular style of Chinese pottery decorated solely in which two colours? Blue and white

  9. Which American author won Pulitzer Prizes for The Armies of the Night (1968) and The Executioner’s Song (1979), and co-founded the newspaper The Village Voice in 1955? Norman Mailer

  10. The Wilton Diptych, painted in the late 14th century, depicts which King of England being presented to Mary and Jesus by three saints? Richard II

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