Art and Literature

Art and Literature Quizzes – Below is a huge bank of Art and Literature quiz questions for use in you pub quizzes.

Free art and literature quiz questions

Quiz 10 – Round 3 – Art and Literature

Free Art and Literature Quiz Questions

1. In Charles Dickens’s ‘Great Expectations’, what is the name of the London lawyer who represents Pip’s benefactor?

Mr Jaggers

2. In Beatrix Potter’s books, what kind of animal was Jeremy Fisher?

A frog

3. Who wrote the opera ‘Madame Butterfly’?

Giacomo Puccini

4. In which European gallery does the famous painting ‘Whistler’s Mother’ hang, painted by James McNeill Whistler?

The Musée D’Orsay in Paris

5. Which famous Latin phrase has been popularly translated as ‘seize the day’?

Carpe diem

6. What type of animal is Snowball, in George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’?


7. Whose autobiography is entitled ‘Dreams From My Father’?

Barack Obama

8. At which number on Baker Street did Sherlock Holmes live?


9. In which European city would you find the famous ‘Trevi Fountain’?


10. Which newspaper does Peter Parker (aka Spiderman) work for?

Daily Bugle


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Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 8 – Round 5 – Art and Literature

1. Vincent Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime, but what was it called?

The Red Vineyard

2. Which famous playwright also wrote under the pseudonym ‘Boz’?

Charles Dickens

3. Which was the first published novel by Jeffrey Archer?

Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less

4. Which of the Bronte sisters was the youngest?


5. Salvador Dali’s paintings belonged to with art movement?


6. Who played Gertrude, to Mel Gibson’s Hamlet, in the 1990 film adaptation of the Shakespeare classic?

Glenn Close

7. Who wrote the original ‘Mr Men’ books?

Roger Hargreaves

8. In which famous poem of 1798 does an albatross get shot?

The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner

9. Who wrote the first English dictionary?

Samuel Johnson

10. In Sandro Botticelli’s famous painting, ‘The Birth of Venus’, what object is Venus standing on?

A (clam) shell





Musicals Quiz

Quiz 7 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

This week’s art and literature round is a musicals quiz. You will be given 3 names of songs, you need to give us the musical that the three songs are in. Let’s start with something easy:

1. ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘My Favourite Things’ and ‘Climb Every Mountain’.

The Sound Of Music

2. ‘I Dreamed A Dream’, Bring Him Home’ and ‘On My Own’.

Les Miserables

3. All I Ask Of You’, ‘Angel Of Music’ and ‘Masquerade’.

The Phantom Of The Opera

4. ‘Macavity’, ‘Mr Mistoffelees’ and ‘Memory’.


5. ‘Love Changes Everything’, ‘The First Man You Remember’ and ‘Anything But Lonely’.

Aspects of Love

6. ‘I Still Believe’, ‘The Telephone Song’ and ‘Sun and Moon’.

Miss Saigon

7. ‘Defying Gravity’, ‘The Wizard and I’ and ‘I’m Not That Girl’


8. ‘If I Were A Rich Man’, ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ and ‘Any Day Now’.

Fiddler On The Roof

9. ‘Young and Healthy’, ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’ and ‘Lullaby Of Broadway’.

42nd Street

10. ‘Windy City’, ‘Black Hills Of Dakota’ and ‘Hive Full Of Honey’

Calamity Jane


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Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 6 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

1. Apart from ‘Psalms’, which is the only other book of the Old Testament that begins with a ‘P’?


2. Who wrote ‘Little Women’?

Louisa May Alcott

3. In Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’, which creature was used as the ball in the game of croquet?

A hedgehog

4. How many paintings did Van Gogh sell during his lifetime?


 5. Who wrote the award-winning fantasy novel, ‘Life of Pi’?

Yann Martel

6. Who created the famous sculpture ‘The Thinker’?

Auguste Rodin

7. Who wrote the poem ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’?

Alfred Lord Tennyson

8. ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ was the first book published in the series of ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ by C.S. Lewis. What was the name of the last?

The Last Battle

9. How many lines are there in a limerick?


10. Which children’s writer created the characters ‘The Saucepan Man’, ‘Dame Washalot’ and ‘Moonface’?

Enid Blyton (In ‘The Faraway Tree’ series)


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Art and Literature Questions

Quiz 5 – Round 2 – Art and Literature

Art and Literature Questions

1. Who was Pinocchio’s father?


2. What does the J.R.R. stand for, in the name of J.R.R. Tolkien? (At least 2 out of the 3 names for the point)

John Ronald Reuel

3. Whose novels include ‘My Sister’s Keeper’, ‘Handle With Care’ and ‘Picture Perfect’?

Jodi Picoult

4. What is the literal English translation of the title of Adolf Hitler’s book ‘Mein Kampf’?

My Struggle

5. Which writer’s real name was Mary Ann Evans?

George Eliot

6. Which ‘Pop Artist’ painted the portrait ‘Marilyn’?

Andy Warhol

7. In which book would you find the character ‘Slartibartfast’?

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

8. Which writer’s works include ‘Salem’s Lot’, ‘Firestarter’ and ‘Needful Things’?

Stephen King

9. Salvador Dali made a surrealist sofa, inspired by whose lips?

Mae West

10. Who has an autobiography entitled ‘Ooh! What A Lovely Pair’?

Ant and Dec


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Opening Lines Quiz

Quiz 4 – Round 1 – Art and Literature

This week’s Art and Literature questions are all based upon famous opening lines of classic literature. We shall give you the opening line, you give us the name of the work it is from.

1. “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.

Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

2. Call me Ishmael.

Moby Dick (Herman Melville)

3. Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing. 

Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)

4. Now is the Winter of our Discontent.

Richard III (Shakespeare)

5. I was born in the Year 1632, in the City of York, of a good Family, tho’ not of that Country, my Father being a Foreigner of Bremen, who settled first at Hull…

Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)

6. When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.

The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

7. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

8. You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.

Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)

9. It was seven o’clock of a very warm evening in the Seeonee hills when Father Wolf woke up from his day’s rest, scratched himself, yawned, and spread out his paws one after the other to get rid of the sleepy feeling in their tips.

The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling)

10. 1801 – I have just returned from a visit to my landlord – the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.

Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)


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Art and Literature Quiz Questions

Quiz 3 – Round 4 – Art and Literature

1. Which Italian artist painted ‘The Wedding at Cana’, hanging in The Louvre in Paris?

Paolo Veronese

2. Which work of literature includes the character Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley?

To Kill A Mockingbird (by Harper Lee)

3. In the nursery rhyme ‘Jack and Jill’, what did Jack bind his head with?

Vinegar and brown paper

4. What is a ‘fandango’?

A type of Spanish dance

5. According to the bible, which animal did Noah release out of the ark first, when the rain stopped?

A raven

6. What was the name of Adrian’s love interest in Sue Townsend’s book ‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ ‘?

Pandora Braithwaite

7. In George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’, what kind of creatures are Napoleon and Snowball?


8. Which Mexican painter was married to Diego Rivera and had an affair with Leon Trotsky?

Frida Kahlo

9. Of which art movement was Pablo Picasso the co-founder?


10. What were the first names of the Brothers Grimm?

Jacob and Wilhelm


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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?


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?


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?


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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