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Quiz about Basic Miscellanea
Quiz about Basic Miscellanea

Basic Miscellanea Trivia Quiz


You don't need to be a dictionary to know this stuff.

A multiple-choice quiz by asquare. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
asquare
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
72,304
Updated
Jan 28 23
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Very Difficult
Avg Score
7 / 20
Plays
4438
Last 3 plays: sarahpplayer (18/20), Guest 175 (3/20), HumblePie7 (11/20).
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Question 1 of 20
1. Which author is considered the father of the 'Ecole Naturaliste' (literature, mainly)? Hint


Question 2 of 20
2. What did Max Brod do? Hint


Question 3 of 20
3. Where is 'The Lady and The Unicorn' displayed? Hint


Question 4 of 20
4. Which was a group of mainly homosexual Cambridge intellectuals? Hint


Question 5 of 20
5. Where was Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' written? Hint


Question 6 of 20
6. 'We will always have Paris' is quoted by Woody Allen in what film? Hint


Question 7 of 20
7. Which of these women was married to Roman Emperor Claudius? Hint


Question 8 of 20
8. Who painted them fatter, Rubens or Botero?

Answer: (The answer is either Rubens or Botero)
Question 9 of 20
9. Which one of these prizes does not exist? Hint


Question 10 of 20
10. How many children did Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) have? Hint


Question 11 of 20
11. When did the Ottoman Empire fall? Hint


Question 12 of 20
12. 'Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent' is THE classical quotation of which book? Hint


Question 13 of 20
13. Which one of these historical events is NOT currently being questioned by academic experts? Hint


Question 14 of 20
14. Which one of these couples did NOT have any major fights? Hint


Question 15 of 20
15. Gala left which of these fellows for Dali? Hint


Question 16 of 20
16. Who was considered the most important poet of the symbolist movement? Hint


Question 17 of 20
17. According to Stravinsky, who was better at chess than he was at composing? Hint


Question 18 of 20
18. Dante's muse. Hint


Question 19 of 20
19. Which one of these remarkable fellows did NOT die somewhat handicapped? Hint


Question 20 of 20
20. Which of the following is NOT true? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which author is considered the father of the 'Ecole Naturaliste' (literature, mainly)?

Answer: Zola

For those who answered Balzac: Zola is considered the author who pushed Balzac's realism to its limits.
2. What did Max Brod do?

Answer: Disobey Kafka

Who could blame him? (For those who might not know, he was told to burn all of Kafka's unpublished fiction by the author himself)
3. Where is 'The Lady and The Unicorn' displayed?

Answer: Musee Cluny, Paris

Lovely set of paintings, wonderful wonderful museum.
4. Which was a group of mainly homosexual Cambridge intellectuals?

Answer: The Apostles

Among others, Keynes and Strachey. For those who thought of the 'circle', it was Viennese, not English.
5. Where was Samuel Beckett's 'Waiting for Godot' written?

Answer: France

Most of his work was actually written in French.
6. 'We will always have Paris' is quoted by Woody Allen in what film?

Answer: Manhattan

If you didn't know this, you should either see this movie or go and see it again. It's just wonderful.
7. Which of these women was married to Roman Emperor Claudius?

Answer: Messalina

This woman was pure evil.
8. Who painted them fatter, Rubens or Botero?

Answer: Botero

And probably no one painted them fatter than he did.
9. Which one of these prizes does not exist?

Answer: Seoane

Booker is, well, for books. As is Goncourt. The Pritzker is awarded to architectural works.
10. How many children did Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) have?

Answer: 20

He had seven children with his first wife, but only four survived infancy. He had 13 children with his second wife, of whom six survived to become adults.
11. When did the Ottoman Empire fall?

Answer: XX Century

12. 'Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent' is THE classical quotation of which book?

Answer: Wittgenstein's Tractatus

He wrote most of it while a POW in the Great War.
13. Which one of these historical events is NOT currently being questioned by academic experts?

Answer: Adolf Hitler's birthplace

14. Which one of these couples did NOT have any major fights?

Answer: Sartre and De Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir sat all night by Sartre's coffin when he died.
15. Gala left which of these fellows for Dali?

Answer: Paul Eluard

Hope you did not even think of Zubizarreta...
16. Who was considered the most important poet of the symbolist movement?

Answer: Mallarme

Proust didn't have the time, really.
17. According to Stravinsky, who was better at chess than he was at composing?

Answer: Sergei Prokofiev

He must have been REALLY good at chess.
18. Dante's muse.

Answer: Beatrice Portinari

In his 'Divine Comedy', it is Beatrice who guides him through Paradise.
19. Which one of these remarkable fellows did NOT die somewhat handicapped?

Answer: Louis XVI

His head was allegedly working fine until he lost it. Homer and Borges went blind, Goya went deaf.
20. Which of the following is NOT true?

Answer: Before 1492, the earth was believed to be flat

Ptolemy, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Plato...Ah, all those Greeks already knew it.
Source: Author asquare

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