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Art And Literature

Questions on art and Literature

What do the letters J and K stand for in the authour J. K. Rowling`s name? Joanne Kathleen
Who wrote Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
In literature, who wrote 'The 39 Steps'? John Buchan
Who wrote Gulliver’s Travels Jonathon Swift
Who wrote Catch 22 Joseph Heller
Who wrote `20,000 Leagues Under The Sea` Jules Verne
Which famous author’s real name was Charles Dodgson Lewis Carrol
Who wrote 'Gone with the Wind'? Margaret Mitchell
What genre of books have been written by Samuel Delaney, Fredrick Pohl, and Harlan Ellison Sci-fi
Who is the author of ‘The Dark Tower’ series of fantasy novels Stephen King
The mystery of Edwin Drood was whose last (but unfinished) novel Charles Dickens
Who wrote Northanger Abbey Jayne Austen
Who wrote the books 'Billy Budd' and 'Moby Dick' Herman Melville
Which famous English author’s real name was Eric Blair George Orwell
Who Wrote A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
Who Wrote Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
Who wrote the classic children’s novel “Swallows and Amazons Arthur Ransom
Who wrote 2001, A Space Odyssey? Arthur C Clarke
Who wrote the 'Man in the Iron Mask'? Alexander Dumas
Who wrote Brave New World? Aldus Huxley
What prize was won in the 1990s by Rachel Whiteread, Steve McQueen and Anthony Gormley Turner Prize
Which Latin American country is the home of The Tango Argentina
What material did Art Nouveau Rene Lalique work with? Glass
What was studied by Sarte (sart-uh), Neitzsche (neet-chuh), Russell and Decartes (Day-Cart)? Philosophy
Complete the second line of this Christmas poem: Twas the night beofre Christmas, and All through the house, Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse
What did Jack Horner pull from his pie Plum
In the song who killed Cock Robin Sparrow
Which Christmas Pantomime often features an evil sorceror named Abanaze Aladin
Which song from the 1970s by Barry Manilow was made into a West End musical in the 1990s: Copacabana
In a Freak show a person who ate unusual things was known as a human _______ What? Ostrich
Which of Shakespeare’s characters has the most lines Hamlet
What do actors in Sweden do for good luck before going on stage Kick to the arse
Jocasta was the wife of Laius and the mother of who Oedipus
Who composed the music for the ballet “Swan Lake” Piotr Tchaikovsky
What Greek wrote the play Oedipus Rex: Sophocles
What country does the fandango style of dance come from Spain
Who composed the ballets Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky
Where in Italy can you see Michaelangelo’s famous sculpture called David Florence
What nationality was the impressionist painter artist Edouard Manet French
Somebody paid £188 000 for a cabinet full of drugs by Damien Hirst. What was the work called? God
Anna Mary Robinson is an American painter who became famous after taking up painting in her 70s - what name was she better known as? Grandma Moses
Who painted The Haywain John Constable
Which famous painting is also known as "La Giaconda"? Mona Lisa
Which Spanish painter has first exhibition at 16 - and is famous for a 4-year long "blue period"? Pablo Picasso
What came after Picasso’s blue period? Pink Period
Who Wrote The girl with the pearl earring? Tracey Chevalier
Who painted the girl with the pearl earring? Johannes Vermeer
What type of art or craft connects Delft, Sevres, Wedgwood, Chelsea Porcelain
Which famous painter's last words, after shooting himself, were "The sadness will last forever" Vincent Van Gough
Who painted Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chastity Salvador Dali
Who painted The Birth of Venus Sandro Botticelli
Charles rennie mackintosh was part of what style? Art Nouveau
Director Cameron Crowe wrote with which magazine? Rolling Stone
In which European capital can you see the original copy of Rodin’s famous statue ‘The Thinke Paris
Who wrote 'The Rights of Man' - and 'The Age of Reason'? Thomas Paine
According to the Bible, what kind of bird did Noah first release from the Ark when the rain stopped? Raven
Bible: Who did David and Samson both fight against? Philistines
Who is described in the Bible as being “six cubits and a span” in height? Goliath
In the Old Testament what book comes between Obadiah - Micah Jonah
According to the Bible, what was the name of the disciplel who betrayed Jesus to the Romans? Judas Escariot
In the bible, are there more books in old or new testament? Old
What was the best-selling book of the 1980s in the UK? Adrian Mole
A 1999 survey of kids asked what book they would most like to have on Desert Island Bible
Which country publishes the most books every year? UK
Which book is stolen most often from British public libraries? Guinness Book of Records
The Bible is the all-time top selling book in the world. What is number two Little Red Book by Mao Tse Tsung
In the book Lord of The Flies by William Golding, What is the Lord of the Flies A pig
Which George Orwell novel features main characters called Napoleon and Snowball? Animal Farm
In which book would you find the manservant Pas Partout Around the World in 80 days
What type of creature was JR Tolkein’s creation “Bilbo Baggins Hobbit
In George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, what kind of animal is Boxer Horse
In Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, what is the name of Ebeneezer Scrooge's deceased partner who comes calling as a ghost Jacob Marley
Who won best director for Mrs Minerva and the Best years of our lives William Wyler
Which nanny created by P.L. Travers promised to stay "'til the wind changes"? Mary Poppins
In Bram Stoker’s original novel what did Dracula have as facial hair? Mustache
It was a dark and Stormy night was the first line of a which Novel Paul clifford by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Which Charles Dickens book features a character called the Artful Dodger Oliver Twist
In George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, what kind of animal is Moses? Raven
In Lord of The Rings, what kind of character is Gimli:? Dwarf
In Lord of the Rings – what kind of character is Legolas? Elf
In which language was the original book Planet of The Apes? French
what year was Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol first published? 1843
Which Dickens novel is set in Essex and features a talking raven called Grip? Barnaby Rudge
According to the `Hitchikers` Guide To The Galaxy`, the name of which country is the foulest word in the universe? Belgium
The Led Deighton Game Set and Match trilogy is set in which 3 Capital cities? Berlin, Mexico City and London
Which Charles Dickens book features characters called Joe Gargery and Magwitch? Great Expectations
What DH Lawrence novel features a randy gardener called Mello Lady Chatterly's Lover
In the James Bond books, what is the name of the Russian organisation, an arm of the KGB, whose name means "death to spies" Smersh
Which famous novel starts with the line "Call me Ishmael"? Moby Dick
Which Ian Fleming novel has the shortest title? Dr No.
In literature, how many Pillars of Wisdom did T.E. Lawrence write about? 7
A Passion Play is held every 10 years in what German City Oberammergau
Who played Lady Georgina Spencer in The Duchess? Keira Knightley
The title of whose book translates as "my struggle"? Adolf Hitler
What character from the 1930s and 40s was known as the 'man of bronze'? Doc Savage
Horror star Vincent Price released what Kind of book? Cookery
What was the name of the farmer who put Peter Rabbit’s father in a pie? Mr McGreggor
Which famous literary character lived at No.7 in Saville Row in London, before embarking on a famous journey? Phileas Fogg
Which Thomas Kennelly novel is the world’s best selling Booker Prize winner? Schindler's Ark
Which Thomas Kennelly Book was turned into the Film Schindler's List? Schindler's Ark
In the story, what was the name of the chap who carved Pinoccho? Gepetto
What kid of animal is “Spot”, the popular children's books character created by Eric Hill? Eric Hill
Who wrote The Emperor's New Clothes'? Hans Christian Anderson
What was the name of inn in Treasure Island Admiral Benbow
In the “Thomas The Tank Engine” Railway Books by Rev W. A. Awdry, what colour is Edward painted? Blue
Who created the children's land of Narnia and Lion Witch Wardrobe CS Lewis
In the children's story: who ate Turkey Lurkey? Foxy Loxy
According to Beatrix Potter, what type of animal was Mr Jeremy Fisher Frog
Which famous fictional character was born on 31st July, 1981? Harry Potter
Who wrote the story of Peter Pan? JM Barrie
The Wombles of Wimbledon have a Scottish cousin called the Great MacWomble. But where does MacWomble live Loch Ness
Who wrote Sleeping Beauty? Charles Perraut
Carlo Collodi created which famous children's character? Pinnochio
Raymond Briggs wrote which famous Children's Christmas story? The Snowman
In Batman What is Robin's real name? Dick Grayson
In Swedesh what does Basta mean? Sauna
Which language does the English word “Booze” come from Dutch
Which latin word means "therefore" or "hence"? Ergo
From which language does the word anorak come? Eskimo
Who invented Esparanto Ludwig Lazerus Zamenhof (L.L Zamenhof)
From which language does the word 'cherub' come? Hebrew
How many letters are in the russian alpabet? 33
What language does the word “coffee” come from? Turkish
Which drink is sometimes referred to as Adam's ale? Water
What language does the English word penguin come from? Welsh
What is the Scottish word for New Year’s Eve? Hogmany
What does the yiddish word schmuck mean? Penis
Where was the famous composer Mozart from? Austria
How many strings does a full size harp have? 47
How long, according to the song, is the Campdown Racetrack? 5 miles
How many strings are there on a mandolin? 8
Where were classical composers Bach, Brahms and Beethoven all from? Germany
What is the name of the famous country house in near Lewes in Sussex which hosts an annual Opera Festival? Glydebourne
Which classical composer's most famous work is Messiah, written in 1741 and now often played at Christmas? Handel
What nationality was the piano composer Franz Lizst? Hungarian
Which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical includes the song I Don’t Know How To Love Him? Jesus Christ Superstar
Who composed the Brandenberg concertos? John Sebastian Bach
Which classical composer appears on the Austrian one euro coin? Mozart
What kind of musical work is Strauss's 'Die Fledermaus'? Operetta
Who wrote the Opera 'Madame Butterfly'? Puccini
What kind of musical instrument is a Greek bouzouki string
In cockney money: how much is a “pony £25
How much is a “monkey” in cockney money slang £500
oney slang: What amount of money is known as a Pavarotti? £10 (tenner = tenor)
What colour do Germans use to describe themselves to say they are drunk? Blue
Ruby Murray is the rhyming slang for curry. But who was the original Ruby Murray? Singer
What was a 'MOON MAN' in the olden days? Burglar
Who coined the phrase Cloud Cuckoo Land Aristophenes
What amazing feat does a funambulist do? Tightrope walker
If an animal is described as sepicolous, where does it live? Hedges
What is a male hedgehog called? Boar
Which country do Sinologists study China
What would a vexillologist be an expert on? Flags
What is a female donkey called? Jenny
What is the proper name for a female ferret Jill
What is the name given to the beam placed above a window or door? Lintel
What is the technical term for a pregnant goldfish Twit
What is the collective noun for horses Team
What do you call a large group of rhinos? Crash
What word is used to describe a group of owls? Parliament
Taken literally what should you see in a Hippodrome? Horses
What is Pachisi? Indian board game
Where are the islands of Langerhans? Pancreas
What is Caries? tooth decay
In Japan – What is a Koto? An instrument
What colour is vermilion a shade of? Red
The words of the song Waltzing Matilda mention a jumbuck - but what is a Jumbuck? Sheep
What job does a cordwainer do? Shoemaker
What turns you on if you’re a nanophiliac? Short People
What is a Yashmak? It is a veil
What is a Maris Piper Potato
Carambola is another name for which fruit? Star Fruit
A dipsomaniac would be obsessed with what? Alcohol
What is Orchesis Dancing
What does a pognologist study? Beards
Which Ology is the art of ringing bells? Campanology
What does the first name "Brian" mean? Strengh
What is Mensa latin for? Table
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