Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 1 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

1. ‘Call me Ishmael’ are the opening words of which work of literature?

Moby Dick

2. What was Miss Marple’s first name?

Jane

3. In which play do Lady Bracknell’s words “A handbag?!” come from?

The Importance of Being Ernest – Oscar Wilde

4. Hans Holbein the Younger was a prominent painter during the reign of which King of England?

Henry VIII

5. Who was the Greek goddess of Love and Beauty?

Aphrodite

6. In which Roald Dahl book does Grandma grow so big that her head breaks through the roof of the house?

George’s Marvellous Medicine

7. Who wrote ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’?

Stieg Larsson

8. John Constable painted the Hay Wain – but his inspiration came from a scene in which English County?

Suffolk

9. Who painted ‘The Laughing Cavalier’?

Frans Hals

10. Which British Prime Minister was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature?

Sir Winston Churchill (1953)

 

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2 thoughts on “Quiz 1 – Round 6 – Art and Literature

  1. Quiz 1- Round 6- Question 5: I think this is wrong. Aphrodite was the Goddess of Lust whereas Eros was the God of Love, I believe that he helped birth her which is where she received her powers. Can you please double-check this? Thanks. 🙂

    1. Hi Connor – I’ve done some further research on this and she appears to always be referred to as ‘Goddess of Love’ or ‘Goddess of Love and Beauty’ – so I have added the latter to clarify. The various myths disagree on her parentage. I hope this is as accurate is at can be, as questions are always difficult that deal with myths! 🙂

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