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Arts and Books Mixed Bag 3

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Arts and Books Mixed Bag 3 game quiz
"Music, art, literature, mythology and plenty of fun... what more do you want?"

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1. Which English mystery novelist created the character Adam Dalgliesh of New Scotland Yard?
    Ruth Rendell
    P.D James
    Colin Dexter
    R.D. Wingfield

2. What is the name of the goblin-run bank in J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' novels?

3. By what name is the early Renaissance painter born Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi in Florence in 1444 better known?

4. "You may talk o' gin and beer, When you're quartered safe out 'ere, An' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it;..." Of which classic poem is this the opening stanza?
    Longfellow's 'Song of Hiawatha'
    Kipling's 'Gunga Din'
    Spencer's 'The Faerie Queen'
    Byron's 'Don Juan'

5. In which opera do the characters Mario Cavaradossi (a painter), Baron Scarpia (the Chief of Police) and Cesare Angelotti (a former Consul of the Roman Republic) appear?
    Handel's 'Agrippina'
    Verdi's 'Il Trovatore'
    Rossini's 'Otello'
    Puccini's 'Tosca'

6. Which 1852 novel opens with a farmer who is about to lose his farm due to massive debts deciding to raise funds by selling two of his slaves?
    Bleak House
    The House of Seven Gables
    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Madame Bovary

7. In Norse mythology, those slain in battle go to Valhallah, where they are greeted by Bragi. Who traditionally selects the deserving and escorts them to Valhallah?
    The Alfar
    The Jotnar
    The Valkyries
    The Einherjar

8. Which Rogers & Hammerstein musical was an adaptation of a play called 'Liliom' by Hungarian writer Ferenc Molnar?
    The King and I
    South Pacific

9. Which Russian wrote the novel 'Crime and Punishment'?
    Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Anton Chekhov
    Vladimir Nabokov
    Boris Pasternak

10. Which painter, whose works include 'Olympia' and 'The Luncheon on the Grass', was born in Paris in 1832?
    Edouard Manet
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    Claude Monet
    Paul Gauguin

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