Arts & Literature Quiz

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    In which city will you find Leonardo Da Vinci’s fresco painting The Last Supper?

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    Milan

     
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    A painting from the Spanish Golden Age by Diego Velazquez has been one of the most analysed western work of art due to its complexities. What is it called?

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    Maids of Honour

     
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    What is the term which denotes the use of a more palatable word or phrase in place of a more direct or crude one?

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    Euphemism

     
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    He died at an age of 37 of gunshot wound after frequent bouts of mental illness. He began painting in his late twenties and was known by very few when he died. Who was he?

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    Vincent Willem van Gogh

     
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    The book Earth in the Balance, was written by a sitting U.S. Senator and it made it to the New York Times bestseller list. Who penned this book?

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    Al Gore

     
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    What is the most printed work in the world?

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    Bible

     
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    The Kunsthistorisches Museum or "Museum of Art History" was opened in 1891 in order to find a suitable shelter for the Habsburgs' formidable art collection and to make it accessible to the general public. Which European city is this museum in?

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    Vienna, Austria

     
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    What is the term used to describe the Publisher’s advertisement on the jacket of a book recommending it to prospective readers?

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    Blurb

     
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    Art constructed from light-emitting diodes are being used to produce temporary pieces in public places as they are inexpensive to purchase. This has become a new way to make street art, installation art, sculptural pieces and interactive artworks. What is this form of art called as?

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    LED Art

     
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    An actor’s speech, directed to the audience, which is not supposed to be heard by other actors on stage, is used to increase an audience's involvement in a play by giving them vital information pertaining to what is happening. What is this called?

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    Aside

     
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    An art form that commonly uses imagery that’s currently used in advertising is called by a name. What is it?

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    Pop Art

     
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    Which lady burnt all her husband’s unpublished works and journals after his death as she considered them obscene?

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    Sir Richard Burton’s wife

     
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    Which is the famous writer who was also a lepidopterist and has several butterflies named after him?

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    Vladimir Nabokov

     
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    This inspirational book by Richard Bach first published in 1970 sold over 40 million copies. Which is this book?

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    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

     
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    A fantasy series of seven novels by a British author set to create history by being widely discussed, awaited, sold and read. Majority of the series have been made into action packed movies. Who is the protagonist in this series?

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    Harry Potter

     
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