entertaining arts

  • Questions

    1. 'Las Meninas' is the masterpiece of which Spanish painter (1599-1600) who Manet referred to as The Painter of Painters?

    2. Whose painting of a 'Bowl of Fruit, Bottle and Violin' was done in 1914 during the artist's Synthetic Cubist period?

    3. Which French Post Impressionist painted poster designs connected with the Moulin Rouge?

    4. Whose four paintings of sunflowers dating from August and September 1888 ere intended to decorate the Yellow House in Arles?

    5. Anthony van Dyck is best remembered for his representations of which British king?

    6. Who painted 'The Virgin of the Rocks' around 1503-06?

    7. Which Spanish artist painted a famous portrait of The Duke of Wellington in 1812?

    8. Peter Paul were the first names of which artist born in Flanders in 1577?

    9. 'The Umbrellas' is a famous painting by which French Impressionist?

    10. Whose most famous painting is 'The Rake's Progress'?

    11. Which French painter born in 1834 is famous as a painter of ballet scenes?

    12. 'The Self Portrait aged Sixty-Three' is of which Dutch artist painted during the final year of life in 1669?

    13. What nationality was the 15th/16th century Renaissance painter Raphael?

    14. Which French painter who was faced with increasing poverty after retiring from stockbroking in 1891, left Paris to work in Tahiti where many of his most famous paintings were produced?

    15. Who painted the Sistine chapel of the Vatican in Rome?

     

    Answers

    1. Valazquez

    2. Picasso

    3. Toulouse-Lautrec

    4. Van Gogh

    5. Charles

    6. Leonardo Da Vinci

    7. Goya

    8. Rubens

    9. Renoir

    10. William Hogarth

    11. Degas

    12. Rembandt

    13. Italian

    14. Gauguin

    15. Michelangelo

  • Questions

    1. Born in Trinidad of Indian descent, which novelist wrote the novels "A House For Mr. Biswas, In A Free State" and "A Bend In The River"?

    2. What's the title of the book published in 1979 by Kit Williams which contains a riddle that for two years involved millions of readers around the world in the search for a golden hare?

    3. Who wrote the poem Annus Mirrablis which opens with the line - 'Sexual intercourse began in nineteen sixty three (which was rather late for me)'?

    4. Born in London of Australian parents who, in 1973, became the first Australian to win the Nobel prize for Literature?

    5. How is Delores Haze better known in an anonymous novel first published in Paris in 1955?

    6. What is the name of the heroine of Truman Capote's Breakfast At Tiffany's?

    7. Born in Prague, who wrote the novels The Trial and The Castle, both published after his death in 1924?

    8. In which novel by Australian author Patrick White does Oliver Halliday, the wannabe 'nature poet' appear?

    9. Who has written a series of best-selling novels featuring the heroine Emma Harte?

    10. Published in 1958, Exodus is the best-known book of which American author?

    11. Published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish the reputation of which American novelist?

    12. James Farrell's Studs Lonigan trilogy of novels tells of life on the south side of which US city?

    13. Name the American writer who died at the age of 44 in 1940 with his novel The Last Tycoon left unfinished.

    14. Holden Caulfield is the main character of which American novel that was rather controversial when first published in 1951?

    15. From Feathers To Iron, An Italian Visit and The Magnetic Mountain are all collections of poems written by whom?

     

    Answers

    1. V. S. Naipaul

    2. Masquerade

    3. Philip Larkin

    4. Patrick White

    5. Lolita

    6. Holly Golightly

    7. Franz Kafka

    8. Happy Valley

    9. Barbara Taylor Bradford

    10. Leon Uris

    11. Ernest Hemingway

    12. Chicago

    13. F. Scott Fitzgerald

    14. The Catcher In The Rye

    15. Cecil Day Lewis

  • Questions

    1. Born in Trinidad of Indian descent, which novelist wrote the novels "A House For Mr. Biswas, In A Free State" and "A Bend In The River"?

    2. What's the title of the book published in 1979 by Kit Williams which contains a riddle that for two years involved millions of readers around the world in the search for a golden hare?

    3. Who wrote the poem Annus Mirrablis which opens with the line - 'Sexual intercourse began in nineteen sixty three (which was rather late for me)'?

    4. Born in London of Australian parents who, in 1973, became the first Australian to win the Nobel prize for Literature?

    5. How is Delores Haze better known in an anonymous novel first published in Paris in 1955?

    6. What is the name of the heroine of Truman Capote's Breakfast At Tiffany's?

    7. Born in Prague, who wrote the novels The Trial and The Castle, both published after his death in 1924?

    8. In which novel by Australian author Patrick White does Oliver Halliday, the wannabe 'nature poet' appear?

    9. Who has written a series of best-selling novels featuring the heroine Emma Harte?

    10. Published in 1958, Exodus is the best-known book of which American author?

    11. Published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish the reputation of which American novelist?

    12. James Farrell's Studs Lonigan trilogy of novels tells of life on the south side of which US city?

    13. Name the American writer who died at the age of 44 in 1940 with his novel The Last Tycoon left unfinished.

    14. Holden Caulfield is the main character of which American novel that was rather controversial when first published in 1951?

    15. From Feathers To Iron, An Italian Visit and The Magnetic Mountain are all collections of poems written by whom?

     

    Answers

    1. V. S. Naipaul

    2. Masquerade

    3. Philip Larkin

    4. Patrick White

    5. Lolita

    6. Holly Golightly

    7. Franz Kafka

    8. Happy Valley

    9. Barbara Taylor Bradford

    10. Leon Uris

    11. Ernest Hemingway

    12. Chicago

    13. F. Scott Fitzgerald

    14. The Catcher In The Rye

    15. Cecil Day Lewis

  • Questions

    1. With which art movement do you associate Arp, Duchamp and Schwitters?

    2. Correggio's famous work 'The Assumption of the Virgin' can be see on the cupola of the cathedral of which Italian city?

    3. Which Japanese master artist and printmaker was responsible for 'The Breaking Wave off Kanagawa' and 'Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji'?

    4. 'Susannah and the Elders' and 'Flight into Egypt' are works of which late Renaissance painter of the Venetian school?

    5. Name the American illustrator, noted for his illustrations of buxom girls and particularly for his World War One recruiting poster of a pointing Uncle Sam?

    6. In which Italian city is Da Vinci's famous fresco painting 'The Last Supper' to be found?

    7. 'The Marriage at Cana' and 'The Adoration of the Kings' are works of which major painter of the 16th-century Venetian school?

    8. In which European city is the Kunsthistorisches museum which houses collections of fine art?

    9. What nationality was the artist Jan Vermeer?

    10. Which English painter was famous for his scenes of the industrial north with their matchstick figures?

    11. What is the name of 15th-century Florentine painter which loosely translates as 'Big Tom' or 'Clumsy Tom'?

    12. And which Florentine artist's name literally translates as 'Little barrel'?

    13. Which painter is best remembered for his portraits of the leading figures of the American Revolution and as the founder of the first major museum in the US?

    14. What name was given to the group of German artists founded in Germany in 1905 that included Ernst Kirchner, Erich Heckel and Fritz Bleyl?

    15. And which art movement was founded in Munich in 1911 and whose founding members were Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky?

     

    Answers

    1. Dada

    2. Parma

    3. Hokusai

    4. Jacopo Bassano

    5. James Montgomery Flagg

    6. Milan

    7. Paolo Veronese

    8. Vienna

    9. Dutch

    10. L.S. Lowry

    11. Masaccio

    12. Botticelli

    13. Charles Willson Peale

    14. Die Brücke (or The Bridge)

    15. Der Blaue Reiter (or The Blue Rider)

  • Questions

    1. With which art movement do you associate Arp, Duchamp and Schwitters?

    2. Correggio's famous work 'The Assumption of the Virgin' can be see on the cupola of the cathedral of which Italian city?

    3. Which Japanese master artist and printmaker was responsible for 'The Breaking Wave off Kanagawa' and 'Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji'?

    4. 'Susannah and the Elders' and 'Flight into Egypt' are works of which late Renaissance painter of the Venetian school?

    5. Name the American illustrator, noted for his illustrations of buxom girls and particularly for his World War One recruiting poster of a pointing Uncle Sam?

    6. In which Italian city is Da Vinci's famous fresco painting 'The Last Supper' to be found?

    7. 'The Marriage at Cana' and 'The Adoration of the Kings' are works of which major painter of the 16th-century Venetian school?

    8. In which European city is the Kunsthistorisches museum which houses collections of fine art?

    9. What nationality was the artist Jan Vermeer?

    10. Which English painter was famous for his scenes of the industrial north with their matchstick figures?

    11. What is the name of 15th-century Florentine painter which loosely translates as 'Big Tom' or 'Clumsy Tom'?

    12. And which Florentine artist's name literally translates as 'Little barrel'?

    13. Which painter is best remembered for his portraits of the leading figures of the American Revolution and as the founder of the first major museum in the US?

    14. What name was given to the group of German artists founded in Germany in 1905 that included Ernst Kirchner, Erich Heckel and Fritz Bleyl?

    15. And which art movement was founded in Munich in 1911 and whose founding members were Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky?

     

    Answers

    1. Dada

    2. Parma

    3. Hokusai

    4. Jacopo Bassano

    5. James Montgomery Flagg

    6. Milan

    7. Paolo Veronese

    8. Vienna

    9. Dutch

    10. L.S. Lowry

    11. Masaccio

    12. Botticelli

    13. Charles Willson Peale

    14. Die Brücke (or The Bridge)

    15. Der Blaue Reiter (or The Blue Rider)

  • QUESTIONS

    1. The highest note can be reached by which female voice?
    2. Which composer, from an Australian family of musicians, was known as the 'Waltz king'?
    3. In which country was the composer Debussy born?
    4. What does the musical term fortissimo mean?
    5. Arthur Sullivan wrote the music for the famous Savoy Operas? Who wrote the words?
    6. Nijinsky was one of the greatest of all ballet dancers. Why did his career come to a premature end?
    7. In which city did jazz have its origins?
    8. Musical instruments are divided into four classes. Strings, wind instruments and keyboard are three of them. What is the fourth?
    9. Which aria from Puccini's Madame Butterfly has become an 'opera pop song'?
    10. At what age did Mozart die?
    11. What does the musical term lento mean?
    12. Which composer wrote the Emperor Concerto and the Ninth Symphony?
    13. Which Tchaikovsky ballet has Princess Aurora as a heroine?
    14. A plectrum is used to play which music instrument?
    15. What is a paradiddle?
    16. Who wrote the Enigma Variations and The Dream of Gerontius?
    17. What were Bach's given names?
    18. Which dancer was strangled by her own scarf?
    19. Who wrote the opera Gloriana in honor of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953?
    20. Which ballet uses music by Chopin?
    21. In which opera is the heroine a girl who works in a cigarette factory?
    22. What nationality was the composer Delius, who dies in 1934?
    23. How many strings does a violin have?
    24. Which ballerina was famous for her solo performance in The Dying Swan?
    25. In which city is the famous opera house, La Scala?

     

    ANSWERS

    1. Soprano
    2. Johann Strauss
    3. France
    4. Very loud
    5. W.S. Gilbert
    6. He suffered from mental illness
    7. New Orleans
    8. Percussion
    9. One Fine Day
    10. 35
    11. Slow
    12. Ludwig van Beethoven
    13. Sleeping Beauty
    14. Guitar
    15. A drum roll
    16. Elgar
    17. Johann Sebastian
    18. Isadora Duncan
    19. Benjamin Britten
    20. Les Sylphides
    21. Carmen
    22. English
    23. Four
    24. Anna Pavlova
    25. Milan
  • QUESTIONS

    1. Which musical was derived from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion?
    2. Which New York composer wrote the score for A Chorus Line?
    3. In the film Oklahoma, who played the villain Jud Fry?
    4. An "American Tribal Love-Rock Musical' first shocked and delighted audiences in the 1960s. What was it called?
    5. Which musical includes the songs Marrying for Love and Hostess with the Mostes' on the Ball?
    6. On Broadway, Glynis Johns sang Send in the Clowns in A Little Night Music. On the London stage it was sung by Jean Simmons. Who sang it on screen?
    7. In South Pacific, heroine Nellie Forbush falls in love with a plantation owner. What was Nellie's profession?
    8. The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews on screen, told the story of which real-life family?
    9. In the film Oliver, Mark Lester played the title role. Who played the Artful Dodger?
    10. Which musical, inspired by a comic strip, tells the story of an orphan who is eventually adopted by a millionaire?
    11. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II formed the most successful of musical partnerships. Which was the lyricist?
    12. Which author wrote the book on which the musical Les Misérables was based?
    13. Who starred with Dorothy Dandridge in the 1959 film Porgy and Bess?
    14. Which musical, starring Liza Minelli, is set in Berlin during the rise of the Nazis?
    15. The characters Gus, Skimbleshanks and Growltiger appear in which musical?
    16. The film High Society, starring Grace Kelly, was a musical remake of which film?
    17. The King and I told the story of a real-life English governess who went to teach the children of the King of Siam in Victorian times. What was her name?
    18. Which musical told the story of a Scottish town that appears only once every 100 years?
    19. Name the composer and lyricist who produced Gigi, Coco and Paint Your Wagon.
    20. The songs June is Bustin' Out All Over and You'll Never Walk Alone come from which musical?
    21. Who went 'Singin' in the rain' in the film of the same name?
    22. Evita was based on the life of the wife of a South American dictator. Who was she?
    23. Who starred as the young Gypsy Rose Lee in the film Gypsy?
    24. Richard Harris starred in the film Camelot. Who sang his songs?
    25. The actress Tammie Grimes played the title role in The Unsinkable Mollie Brown on Broadway. Who actually played Mollie Brown in the film?

     


    ANSWERS

    1. My Fair Lady
    2. Marvin Hamlisch
    3. Rod Steiger
    4. Hair
    5. Call Me Madam
    6. Elizabeth Taylor
    7. Army Nurse
    8. Von Trapp
    9. Jack Wild
    10. Annie
    11. Hammerstein
    12. Victor Hugo
    13. Sidney Poitier
    14. Carabet
    15. Cats
    16. The Philadelphia Story
    17. Anna Leonowens
    18. Brigadoons
    19. Lerner and Loewe
    20. Carousel
    21. Gene Kelly
    22. Eva Perón
    23. Natalie Wood
    24. Richard Harris
    25. Debbie Reynolds