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Arts & Books Mixed Bag 9
"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
What is the next word in this famous Shakespearean quotation: "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him __________"?
Which Gilbert & Sullivan operetta features the characters Tessa, Gianetta, Marco Palmieri and Don Alhambra Del Bolero?
Yeomen of the Guard
Who wrote 'On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres'?
Leonardo da Vinci
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." ?
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Wizard of Oz
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?
Alexandre Dumas (père)
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'
Which artist was born Emmanuel Radnitzky in 1890 in Philadelphia?
The tombs of novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky and composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky can be found at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery, in which Russian city?
How old was Scotland's national poet, Robbie Burns, when he died?
In which ballet does the Sugar Plum Fairy appear?
A Fairy Tale
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