Arts and literature: 10 questions

  1. Which French artist is famous for his paintings of Tahiti and other Polynesian islands, where he also died in 1903 aged 54?
  2. Which book introduced the phrases “Room 101” and “Big Brother” to the English language?
  3. What is the name of the Madrid art gallery in which hang some of Europe’s most important paintings such as Velazquez’s Las Meninas and Peter Paul Rubens’ Adoration of the Magi?
  4. What kind of animal is Moby Dick?
  5. Which country, no longer existing, is the art form Socialist Realism most associated with?
  6. Which building, designed by Bellini and Michelangelo among others, is the largest church in the world?
  7. According to the title of a Ray Bradbury novel, at what temperature does paper burn?
  8. What famous work of art is found in the refectory of the Santa Maria delle Grazia Monastery in Milan?
  9. What is the largest art gallery in the world in terms of paintings owned?
  10. Sancho Panza accompanies which famous character from literature on his travels?

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  1. Which French artist is famous for his paintings of Tahiti and other Polynesian islands, where he also died in 1903 aged 54?
    A: Paul Gauguin
  2. Which book introduced the phrases “Room 101” and “Big Brother” to the English language?
    A: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  3. What is the name of the Madrid art gallery in which hang some of Europe’s most important paintings such as Velazquez’s Las Meninas and Peter Paul Rubens’ Adoration of the Magi?
    A: The Prado
  4. What kind of animal is Moby Dick?
    A: A Sperm Whale
  5. Which country, no longer existing, is the art form Socialist Realism most associated with?
    A: Soviet Union
  6. Which building, designed by Bellini and Michelangelo among others, is the largest church in the world?
    A: St. Peter’s Basilica
  7. According to the title of a Ray Bradbury novel, at what temperature does paper burn?
    A: 451 Fahrenheit
  8. What famous work of art is found in the refectory of the Santa Maria delle Grazia Monastery in Milan?
    A: The Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci
  9. What is the largest art gallery in the world in terms of paintings owned?
    A: The Louvre
  10. Sancho Panza accompanies which famous character from literature on his travels?
    A: Don Quixote

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