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Arts & Books Mixed Bag 9

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Arts  Books Mixed Bag 9 game quiz
"Literature, art, opera, ballet... a little of most things cultural and a smattering of general knowledge to boot..."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. What is the next word in this famous Shakespearean quotation: "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him __________"?
    Horatio
    not
    well
    only


2. Which Gilbert & Sullivan operetta features the characters Tessa, Gianetta, Marco Palmieri and Don Alhambra Del Bolero?
    Yeomen of the Guard
    The Gondoliers
    Iolanthe
    H.M.S. Pinafore


3. Who wrote 'On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres'?
    Isaac Asimov
    Galileo Galilei
    Nicolaus Copernicus
    Leonardo da Vinci


4. Which novel begins: "As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a Den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep: and, as I slept, I dreamed a dream." ?
    Moby Dick
    Pilgrim's Progress
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
    The Wizard of Oz


5. When he died aged 83 in 1885, more than two million people turned out for his funeral procession from the Arc de Triomphe to the Panthéon. Who was he?
    Frederic Chopin
    Alexandre Dumas (père)
    Emile Zola
    Victor Hugo


6. What is the correct title of the Antonin Dvoøák symphony that became popularly known because of the 'Hovis' bread TV commercial?
    Symphony No. 1 in C minor 'The Bells of Zlonice',
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor
    Requiem in B-flat Minor
    Symphony No. 9 in E Minor 'From the New World'


7. Which artist was born Emmanuel Radnitzky in 1890 in Philadelphia?
    Edvard Hopper
    Man Ray
    Norman Rockwell
    Georgia O'Keefe


8. The tombs of novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky and composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky can be found at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, in which Russian city?
    Murmansk
    Moscow
    St. Petersburg
    Volgograd


9. How old was Scotland's national poet, Robbie Burns, when he died?
    97
    57
    37
    77


10. In which ballet does the Sugar Plum Fairy appear?
    Cinderella
    A Fairy Tale
    Swan Lake
    The Nutcracker


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Compiled Aug 13 13