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  Andy Warhol Live    
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Andy Warhol was one of the most famous art figures in the 20th century. He achieved great celebrity in the visual arts, most of all as a creator, showing us new ways at looking at ordinary things.
Average, 10 Qns, mpkitty, Apr 22 09
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  Andy Warhol    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The artist Andy Warhol. Warhol is the seventh of nineteen focus artists featured in the 2001-2002 US Academic Decathlon curriculum and his featured work is Mao.
Difficult, 10 Qns, SuperRo, Oct 10 09
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  The Amazing Andy Warhol    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Andy Warhol was an American icon in the 1960's and beyond. How much do you really know about this revolutionary man?
Tough, 10 Qns, smartieamy, Oct 12 14
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Andy Warhol Trivia Questions

1. Andy Warhol was born on what date in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

From Quiz
The Amazing Andy Warhol

Answer: August 6, 1928

Andy Warhol (real name Andrew Warhola) usually lied about his age and birthdate whenever asked. Very few people really knew his real age.

2. The original Andy Warhol "Factory" was called _______.

From Quiz Andy Warhol Live

Answer: The Silver Factory

Andy Warhol's Factory was located in New York City, and was the place where his artwork was executed for much of his creative life. The Factory had several different locations during its history. The original Factory was informally called the Silver Factory because Warhol's friend, Billy Name, was asked to decorate it with a silver theme. For instance, at the art exhibit "Andy Warhol Live", I saw an old trunk that Billy had painted silver, that was used at the studio during this period. The trunk was attributed to Billy Name.

3. Where were Warhol's parents from?

From Quiz Andy Warhol

Answer: Czechoslovakia

Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola, on August 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

4. Where did Andy Warhol get his commercial art degree?

From Quiz The Amazing Andy Warhol

Answer: Carnegie Institute of Technology

Andy Warhol attended from 1945 to 1949. The Carnegie Institute of Technology has been renamed Carnegie Mellon University.

5. What was Andy Warhol's name at birth?

From Quiz Andy Warhol Live

Answer: Andrew Warhola

Andy's parents were immigrants to the U.S. from what is now in an area in north eastern Slovakia. They were a middle class family, and Andy's father worked in a coal mine.

6. When Andy Warhol was in grade school, what serious disease did he contract?

From Quiz Andy Warhol

Answer: St. Vitus's disease

This left him in bed for over a month. He would later refer to this as his 'first nervous breakdown.'

7. Although he worked in various media, Warhol's most familiar images to us are in which medium?

From Quiz Andy Warhol Live

Answer: Silkscreen and lithography

When he had achieved some fame, Andy began to use silkscreen to create his art and to mass-produce images. By this method, he was able to create a way for viewers to see a soup can or a Brillo box as something more than it had been previously. A genius, was he.

8. What magazine did Warhol NOT create ads for early in his career?

From Quiz Andy Warhol

Answer: Life

In high school, Warhol was so talented that the other members of the Art Club excluded him - for being much better than them.

9. What piece of work did Warhol NOT create?

From Quiz Andy Warhol

Answer: Lincoln

'Lincoln' was by Robert Rauschenberg.

10. After Andy's death, there was an album made, "Songs for Drella". This title referred to his music friends' nickname for him, which was a combination of what two names?

From Quiz Andy Warhol Live

Answer: Dracula and Cinderella

After Andy's untimely death shortly after a simple operation, Lou Reed's band dedicated the "Songs for Drella" album to Andy, that he would never be forgotten. He won't be forgotten!

11. What was the nickname of Warhol's studio?

From Quiz Andy Warhol

Answer: The Factory

Here, Warhol was a type of king, manipulating his followers and playing them off against one another. People would come into the Factory group and quickly be discarded, all at Warhol's will.

12. On June 3, 1968, Valerie Solanas shot Andy Warhol, but she also shot another bystander. Who was the bystander?

From Quiz The Amazing Andy Warhol

Answer: Mario Amaya

Amaya didn't have any major injuries from the shooting, but Warhol suffered severely and nearly died.

13. Many of Warhol's diverse friends that frequented his Factory and formed a kind "art assembly line" which was a new way that the Factory produced Andy's art. These assembly line helpers were known as:

From Quiz Andy Warhol Live

Answer: Warhol Superstars

Many characters from various walks of life frequented the Factory, and, I believe, were happy and honored to be a part of a great artist's work. They included all kinds of people, from well-to-do rock stars to the poorest drug addicts. Andy helped out a lot of the less-fortunate.

14. What was Warhol's first film?

From Quiz Andy Warhol

Answer: Sleep

It was a six-hour movie of a man sleeping. Most of his movies were like 'Sleep' in that they were plotless, boring, and extremely LONG.

15. This 1964 work had to be painted over because certain people were offended by it. What was it?

From Quiz Andy Warhol

Answer: Thirteen Most Wanted Men

It cause offense because most of the men were Italian.

16. Andy Warhol founded what magazine in 1969?

From Quiz The Amazing Andy Warhol

Answer: Interview

Gerald Malanga co-founded "Interview" with Warhol. Warhol would often pass out free copies of "Interview" to pedestrians on the street.

17. A famous fixture at the Factory was a piece of furniture that had been found on a New York sidewalk. It appeared in many photographs and films made at the Factory. What was it?

From Quiz Andy Warhol Live

Answer: A red couch

Billy Name found the couch on a sidewalk on 47th Street. The couch was in many photos, as well as Warhol films, and a magazine cover (much sought-after today). It became a well-known symbol of the Factory. Once, while it was temporarily left on the sidewalk during a move, it was stolen. I wonder who has it today, and if they know its importance? Or is it at the dump?

18. Warhol was the producer of the first album of what underground rock band?

From Quiz Andy Warhol

Answer: The Velvet Underground & Velvet Underground

He also painted the cover to their first album, entitled 'The Velvet Underground and Nico.' Many of the songs were considered daring, shocking or even a shade kinky.

19. Andy Warhol was what religion?

From Quiz The Amazing Andy Warhol

Answer: Byzantine Catholic

Warhol was actually very religious and attended church regularly. He attended St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Manhattan, New York.

20. In 1957 Warhol won the prestigious "Art Director's Club Medal" for what?

From Quiz Andy Warhol Live

Answer: A shoe advertisement

Warhol went to New York City after earning a BFA degree from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, in 1949. Andy began designing in advertisements and went on to specialize in illustrating shoes. At this time, he also began to develop his Fine Art innovations.

21. To speed up the process of creating art, what method did Warhol famously adopt?

From Quiz Andy Warhol

Answer: Silk screen printing

His 1973 portrait of Mao is one of the best known examples of his use of this process.

22. Andy Warhol died from complications after a gall bladder operation on what date?

From Quiz The Amazing Andy Warhol

Answer: February 22, 1987

Andy Warhol is buried at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After his death the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts was founded.

23. In 1968, an actress and writer shot and almost killed Andy Warhol. Who was she?

From Quiz Andy Warhol Live

Answer: Valerie Solanas

Solanas had wanted Warhol to produce a script she had written. When he continued to show no interest, she became angry and shot him. At least she got her "15 minutes of fame". This quiz-maker gratefully got information from Wikipedia articles,,, "Andy Warhol Live" (art exhibit), and own general knowledge.

24. Which feminist shot Andy Warhol in 1968?

From Quiz Andy Warhol

Answer: Valerie Solanas & Solanas

Valerie Solanas was an ardent feminist. She was one of the many who felt that Warhol was abusive and controlling (and she wasn't wrong there). She thought that he deserved to die. Warhol was at one point pronounced dead, but was revived and slowly recovered. Some called him a martyr, and others felt that he got what he deserved. He recovered and lived till 1987.

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