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Quiz about YOUR Night At the Museum
Quiz about YOUR Night At the Museum

YOUR Night At the Museum Trivia Quiz


As you begin your first night shift guarding some of the world's most valuable works of art, you are shocked to see that they have come to life! Using your knowledge of famous art, get everything back the way it was by morning and keep your job!

A multiple-choice quiz by doublemm. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
doublemm
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
316,568
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
2895
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
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Question 1 of 10
1. As some of the most recognisable figures in art run past you, there is one individual who finds your predicament quiz humorous. Despite being "born" in 1624, this man looks as youthful as ever as he watches you with a smirk under his up-turned moustache. Which famous work of art is described here? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. As you frantically try to clean up after pesky portraits and scandalous sculptures, you see a rather grumpy woman. She tells you that her husband, Pablo Picasso, both painted her and cheated on her. Perhaps that's why she is a tad grumpy. She says that if you know her name, she will return to her static state. So, what is her name? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Your attention is now drawn to a particularly loud art figure. This person seems shocked beyond belief and he will not stop "screaming." You try to find the owner of this strange figure. Who should you be looking for? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Seeing that you are clearly in need of some assistance, a young lady approaches you. She is another famous work of art which has suddenly sprung to life. She has gentle facial features and is the creation of Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. She tells you that she is willing to help you as she prefers a quiet, still life. By what title is this young lady known? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. With the assistance of the young lady, you begin to round up a group of Dutch men, whose spears and flagpoles have been knocking over countless artefacts. The young lady informs you that these men make up a painting known as "The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch." You are a bit confused as you thought the painting was called...what? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. OK, so far you should have dealt with a fair few untamed, animated works of art. This next couple have you worried - he is brandishing a pitchfork and she has a face like thunder! The young lady knows that it is an American painting, but which style of architecture is also mentioned in this painting's title? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. OK, you're beginning to get the hang of this. You're just over halfway through your shift and most of the animated artworks have been dealt with. Your next task is to deal with a couple who are locked in a passionate embrace. The young lady tells you that they have been like that since 1889. Which artist created this couple? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The next art work which has sprung to life is a beautiful woman. Nevertheless, she must be returned to her usual state by morning. Your young lady helper tells you that it should be fairly easy to do so - "she's 'armless", the lady assures you. Which famous sculpture do you now face? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. A group of people now approach you and the young lady. They have come to life from a 1897/1898 oil painting by the French artist, Gauguin. They have yellow skin and are very inquisitive. Which of these questions do these people NOT ask you? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. It's almost the end of your shift and, with the aid of your young lady helper, you have successfully got almost all of the art works back to where they were. Your final task is to deal with a mythical creature which is running riot in the museum. This animal comes from a work known as "The Dream," and is usually submerged in formaldehyde. Which mythical creature is this? Hint



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1. As some of the most recognisable figures in art run past you, there is one individual who finds your predicament quiz humorous. Despite being "born" in 1624, this man looks as youthful as ever as he watches you with a smirk under his up-turned moustache. Which famous work of art is described here?

Answer: The Laughing Cavalier

Currently housed in the Wallace Collection in London, England, "The Laughing Cavalier" was painted by the Dutch artist, Frans Hals.

The subject of the painting is unknown. Suspected to be a young Dutch man, the only information given about the subject was that he was 26 years old when he was painted.

It should also be noted that "The Laughing Cavalier" was not always famous, nor was it originally called "The Laughing Cavalier." It was only in 1865, when the painting was bought by the art collector, Richard Seymour-Conway, that the work was given its present name. The original name of this painting was simply, "Portrait of a Man" (or "Portrait of a Young Man"). The portrait is noted for the speed at which it appears to have been painted (judging by its quick brush strokes). It was this quality which led to the painting's fame, as many Victorian artists aimed to achieve this spontaneous style.
2. As you frantically try to clean up after pesky portraits and scandalous sculptures, you see a rather grumpy woman. She tells you that her husband, Pablo Picasso, both painted her and cheated on her. Perhaps that's why she is a tad grumpy. She says that if you know her name, she will return to her static state. So, what is her name?

Answer: Olga Khokhlova

Over the years, Picasso painted several portraits of his first wife, Olga. In these paintings, Olga is noted for her sad face and thoughtful expressions.

Olga and Picasso married in 1918, and lived a relatively happy marriage until the birth of their son, Paulo, in 1921. At this time, Olga learned about an affair between her husband and the then-17-year-old, Marie-Therese Walter. Olga took their son and left Picasso after this. However, they remained legally married until Olga's death in 1955.
3. Your attention is now drawn to a particularly loud art figure. This person seems shocked beyond belief and he will not stop "screaming." You try to find the owner of this strange figure. Who should you be looking for?

Answer: Edvard Munch

Yes, the painting which has spontaneously come to life here is "The Scream." Munch created several versions of the picture, two of which are held in the Munch Museum, and another in the National Gallery of Norway.

"The Scream" is often said to represent human anxiety in general; however, many believe the painting to be a portrayal of Munch's own anxiety, caused by his agoraphobia. Munch's condition worsened over the next few years, eventually resulting in him seeking hospital treatment in 1908.

As well as the horror on the face of the subject, the bold colours used (e.g. dark blues and fiery reds and oranges) are what make this work so expressive.
4. Seeing that you are clearly in need of some assistance, a young lady approaches you. She is another famous work of art which has suddenly sprung to life. She has gentle facial features and is the creation of Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer. She tells you that she is willing to help you as she prefers a quiet, still life. By what title is this young lady known?

Answer: The Girl With the Pearl Earring

Once again, the subject of this 17th-century painting is not known for certain. Many have speculated that it was a woman by the name of Magdalena van Ruijven, whereas others say it was Vermeer's daughter, Maria (who would have been around 12 at the time).

Both the 1999 novel and 2003 film (released in 2004 in the UK) portray the subject as a maid that Vermeer had hired, called Griet. This brought about some criticism from those who had studied Vermeer, due to its lack of historical evidence. However, the main source of criticism was the way the Vermeer family was portrayed in the film. The Curator of Northern Baroque Art at the National Gallery in Washington, Arthur Wheelock, took issue with the impression given that Vermeer's wife was an unpleasant character, and that she and Vermeer had an unhappy marriage.
5. With the assistance of the young lady, you begin to round up a group of Dutch men, whose spears and flagpoles have been knocking over countless artefacts. The young lady informs you that these men make up a painting known as "The Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch." You are a bit confused as you thought the painting was called...what?

Answer: The Night Watch

"The Night Watch" was completed in 1642 by Rembrandt and is currently housed in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

The reason for the confusion is that, although this painting is well known as "The Night Watch," this name is incorrect. By the time Rembrandt painted these men, they would have been fairly placated. Their meetings would most likely have been for social events rather than to form a "watch" and defend the city of Amsterdam. Moreover, it is believed that, due to the dirt which had accumulated over the years, the painting was misinterpreted to show a scene at night. It is now believed that the painting shows a group of men during the day.
6. OK, so far you should have dealt with a fair few untamed, animated works of art. This next couple have you worried - he is brandishing a pitchfork and she has a face like thunder! The young lady knows that it is an American painting, but which style of architecture is also mentioned in this painting's title?

Answer: Gothic

American Gothic was painted in 1930 by the American artist, Grant Wood. It shows a man and a woman (modelled by Wood's sister and their dentist) standing in front of a gothic-style house.

This picture was generally not received well in Midwestern America. Many saw Wood as poking fun at the rural way of life of these Americans. Some also took issue with the subjects, as many farmers' wives complained, stating that the image of "a farmer's wife" is portrayed here in a negative way. However, the painting claims to be an innocent portrayal of simple rural life, in contrast to the mainly urban art of the time. Nevertheless, the painting's unclear motives promise to keep opinions divided.
7. OK, you're beginning to get the hang of this. You're just over halfway through your shift and most of the animated artworks have been dealt with. Your next task is to deal with a couple who are locked in a passionate embrace. The young lady tells you that they have been like that since 1889. Which artist created this couple?

Answer: Auguste Rodin

The artwork described here is Rodin's, "The Kiss." The large marble statue is another of the world's most recognisable works of art. Once again, the piece was not always known as "The Kiss." Instead, it was first called "Francesca de Rimini." This title refers to the story behind the sculpture - where Francesca falls in love with a man called Paolo Malatesta, who is also Francesca's husband's younger brother.

Their story is told in Dante's "Inferno," which also describes how Francesca's husband becomes enraged by the affair, killing the couple.
8. The next art work which has sprung to life is a beautiful woman. Nevertheless, she must be returned to her usual state by morning. Your young lady helper tells you that it should be fairly easy to do so - "she's 'armless", the lady assures you. Which famous sculpture do you now face?

Answer: The Venus de Milo

The Venus de Milo was discovered in 1820 on the island of Melos. The discovery took place as an ensign in the French navy, Olivier Voutier, was searching for Greek relics, when a local farmer had uncovered the statue (albeit in several fragments), and urged Voutier to buy it. Shortly after, Dumont d'Urville (another Frenchman) arrived on the island. He was equally impressed by the statue. However, neither man was in a position to buy the Venus, and so both continued on their respective voyages to Constantinople. When D'Urville arrived, he met the comte de Marcellus, secretary to the French ambassador. Marcellus asked if he could buy the statue on behalf of the ambassador, so that it could then be presented to the king, Louis XVIII.

The Venus de Milo is one of the most recognisable sculptures worldwide, having featured in many films and TV programmes, such as Disney's "Hercules" and "The Simpsons" (as the gummy Venus de Milo).
9. A group of people now approach you and the young lady. They have come to life from a 1897/1898 oil painting by the French artist, Gauguin. They have yellow skin and are very inquisitive. Which of these questions do these people NOT ask you?

Answer: Who are you?

This painting is known as "Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?" (Or "D'oł venons-nous? Qui sommes-nous? Oł allons-nous?" as it was originally known in French).

This painting was intended to be viewed from right to left, as this is the order of which Gauguin attempts to answer the three questions posed in the title. On the far right, there is a newborn baby. This seems to tackle the query of "where do we come from?" Next, the issue of "what are we?" is addressed, as the centre of the picture shows a man (boy) picking an apple from a tree and a girl eating an apple. This is said to represent the human quest for knowledge and has a clear link to the story of Adam and Eve. Finally, the "where are we going?" aspect is looked at. The old lady on the far left is a duller shade than the other figures in the painting and is clearly on the verge of death. Gauguin uses these images to invite people to try and answer these three questions for themselves.
10. It's almost the end of your shift and, with the aid of your young lady helper, you have successfully got almost all of the art works back to where they were. Your final task is to deal with a mythical creature which is running riot in the museum. This animal comes from a work known as "The Dream," and is usually submerged in formaldehyde. Which mythical creature is this?

Answer: A unicorn

This art work was created by Damien Hirst in 2008. Like many of Hirst's works, "The Dream" brought about a very mixed response. Many did not like the idea of a white foal in a tank of formaldehyde for the sake of art. This was due to the views of foals being harmless, gentle creatures, and unicorns being something strongly associated with children, dreams, and magic. "The Dream" is similar to another of Hirst's works, the "The Kingdom," which shows a shark in a tank of formaldehyde.
Source: Author doublemm

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