Free Quiz Questions on Art & Literature - Uncategorized. Topics include painting, sculpture, poems, dance, theatre and all that groovy stuff.

  1. What prize was won in the 1990s by Rachel Whiteread, Steve McQueen and Anthony Gormley: Turner Prize, Booker Prize, Nobel Peace Prize?

    Turner Prize

  2. Which Latin American country is the home of The Tango?


  3. What material did Art Nouveau Rene Lalique work with?


  4. What links - Sarte, Neitzsche, Russell and Decartes?

    They were all philosophers

  5. Complete the second line of this Christmas poem: Twas the night beofre Christmas, and All through the house,

    Not a Creature was stirring - not even a mouse. (from the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore)

  6. What did Jack Horner pull from his pie


  7. What children’s nursery rhyme is all about the Black Death: Baa Baa Black Sheep, Ring a ring a roses or Humpty Dumpty?

    Ring a ring a roses

  8. In the song who killed Cock Robin


  9. What catastrophic event does the nursery rhyme "ring a ring a roses" refer to?

    The Black Death

  10. Which city is the setting for the Charles Dickens classic story A Christmas Carol?


  11. The “to be or not to be” soliloquy from Hamlet is 260 words long. What is the world record fastest time for performing it?

    23.8 seconds (Sean Shannon – Canada)

  12. In a theatre does 'stage left' describe left as the audience look at it or left as the actors look at it?


  13. Which Christmas Pantomime often features an evil sorceror named Abanazer?


  14. Which song from the 1970s by Barry Manilow was made into a West End musical in the 1990s: 'Bermuda Triangle', 'Copacabana' or 'Could It Be Magic'?


  15. In theatre terminology, which part of a stage is closest to the audience: upstage or downstage?


  16. At a freak-show what would a "human ostrich" do?

    Eat weird things

  17. Which of Shakespeare’s characters has the most lines: Macbeth, Othello or Hamlet?


  18. What do actors in Sweden do for good luck before going on stage? Do they get someone to slap them in the face, do they get someone to kick them in the arse or do get someone else to punch them in the stomach?

    Kick in the arse

  19. Jocasta was the wife of Laius and the mother of who


  20. Who composed the music for the ballet “Swan Lake”: a Russian, an Italian or a Brit (bonus point for the name)

    Russian (Piotr Tchaikovsky)

  21. What Greek wrote the play Oedipus Rex: Socrates, Sophocles, Artemis, Aristotle?


  22. What country does the fandango style of dance come from?


  23. Who composed the ballets Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker?


  24. Who composed the ballet `Sleeping Beauty`?


  25. Who is the subject of the largest cast iron sculpture in the world: a politician, a sportsman, or a Roman God?

    A Roman God (Vulcan) In Birmingham Alabama

  26. Where in Italy can you see Michaelangelo’s famous sculpture called David: Milan, Rome or Florence?


  27. What nationality was the impressionist painter artist Edouard Manet?


  28. Somebody paid £188 000 for a cabinet full of drugs by Damien Hirst. What was the work called: God, Satan or Big Cabinet Full of Drugs?


  29. Anna Mary Robinson is an American painter who became famous after taking up painting in her 70s - what name was she better known as?

    Grandma Moses

  30. Who painted The Haywain?

    John Constable

  31. The Mannequin de Pis is the famous pissing boy statue in Brussels, Belgium. But is the statue holding his penis in his left hand or his right hand?


  32. Which famous painting is also known as "La Giaconda"?

    Mona Lisa

  33. Which Spanish painter has first exhibition at 16 - and is famous for a 4-year long "blue period"?

    Pablo Picasso

  34. What came after Picasso’s blue period: his pink period, red period or heavy period?


  35. What type of art or craft connects Delft, Sevres, Wedgwood, Chelsea?


  36. Tourists flock to the Louvre gallery, Paris to see the Venus de Milo, but what is the Venus de Milo – is it a painting, a sculpture or a video installation?


  37. What is Michaelangleo’s David: Painting, sculpture or a video installation?


  38. Which famous painter's last words, after shooting himself, were "The sadness will last forever"?

    Vincent Van Gogh

  39. Complete the name of this Salvador Dali painting: 'Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own ______'


  40. In Sandro Botticelli's famous painting, 'The Birth of Venus', what object is Venus standing on?

    A shell (a clam shell)

  41. In which European capital can you see the original copy of Rodin’s famous statue ‘The Thinker’?


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