Art & Literature Trivia Questions & Answers

1.In Children's literature, to which Chronicles do the books 'The Horse and His Boy' and 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' belong?

2.In the Lewis Carroll novel 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', which birds were used as mallets in a croquet game?

3.Which 1937 J.R.R. Tolkien novel features the shy and retiring creature Bilbo Baggins?

4.Losing My Virginity' was the title of the autobiography of which celebrity entrepreneur?

5.In Christianity, which part of the New Testament records a series of visions seen by John?

6.Which controversial artist painted pictures of cans of Campbell's soup?

7.A novel of 1940 by Raymond Chandler was entitled 'Farewell, My' what?

8.Which Spanish painter was quoted as saying 'I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them'?

9.Who is the author of the 1999 best seller 'The Ground Beneath Her Feet?

10.What is the name of the abstract art form originated by Picasso and Braque in the early 1900s?

11.Who wrote the operas 'The Barber Of Seville', 'The Thieving Magpie' and 'William Tell'?

12.Polish-born musician Artur Rubenstein was famous for playing which instrument?

13.Gregorio Fuentes, a Cuban fisherman who died in January 2002, inspired which of Hemingway's novels?

14.Antonio Canova's most famous sculpture, depicting goddesses of charm and beauty, is called 'The Three' what?

15.In art, a triptych is a painting with how many panels?

16.Which Bill Watterson cartoon strip was first published on 18th November 1985?

17.The actor who was the first director of Britain's National Theatre Company was Laurence who?

18.Robert Louis Stevenson wrote which famous novel that features the character, Jim Hawkins?

19.Who wrote the novel 'Kidnapped', published in 1886?

20.Sydney's Port Jackson Harbour is home to which famous building, completed in 1973?

21.Which cartoon hero was aided by 'The power of Greyskull'?

22.Which playwright once said 'I have nothing to declare but my genius'?

23.Which Impressionist artist was famed for his paintings of waterlilies?

24.In Shakespeare's 'Troilus and Cressida', who did Paris seduce, causing the Greeks and Trojans to go to war?

25.Which canine's 'Top-Secret Management Handbook' is a guide for stressed-out executives?

26.Complete the title of John Le Carre's novel 'Tinker Tailor what'.

27.Which actor's autobiography was called 'My Wicked, Wicked Ways'?

28.The writer Virginia Woolf was born on 25th January 1882. What was her real first name?

29.The author who wrote 'Tales of the City' and 'The Night Listener' was 'Armistead' who?

30.Lieutenant Pinkerton and Cio Cio San are characters in the opera 'Madame Butterfly'. Who wrote it?

31.What was the surname of Alice who is remembered as the subject of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice In Wonderland' stories?

32.What 'A' wrote 'Ice Station Zebra'?

33.Which of the following was not written by actor and playwright Alan Bennett?

34.Which Shakespeare play is the 1956 film 'Forbidden Planet' loosely based on?

35.In 2004, well-known baby photographer Anne Geddes collaborated with which Canadian songstress on music and a photographic project entitled 'Miracle'?

36.Which 1878 opera was alternatively entitled 'The Lass That Loved A Sailor'?

37.Who wrote the novel The Camomile Lawn?

38.Artists such as John Sloan, William Glackens and several others were collectively known as The what?

39.In which country was the children's author Roald Dahl born?

40.Which of these is the title of a novel by Joseph Conrad?

41.Spiderman (Peter Parker) works for which newspaper?

42.The Burial of the Dead', 'A Game of Chess', and 'What the Thunder Said' are parts of which poem by T.S. Eliot?

43.Which fictional pirate had the nicknames 'Barbecue' and 'The Sea Cook'?

44.What was the title of the famous WH Auden poem used in the 1994 film 'Four Weddings and A Funeral'?

45.Who wrote the 1904 novel 'The Sea Wolf'?

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