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His "Bolero", which builds over 15 minutes, became synonymous with
sex after the release of the Bo Derek movie "10". Who?
a. Maurice Ravel
b. Aaron Copland
c. Modest Mussorsky
d. Hector Berlioz
Betty Buckley was in the 1976 movie version of this book, as well
as the disastrous 1988 Broadway musical version. What novel is this?
a. The Stand
b. The Shining
Shakespeare wrote a play whose title required the domestication of
what mouse-like insectivore?
What author's great-grandson Simon directed the 2002 movie version
of his 1895 novel "The Time Machine"?
a. HG Wells
b. Mark Twain
c. Jules Verne
d. Edgar Allan Poe
Set during the 1916 Easter Rebellion, "The Plough and the Stars"
provoked so much anarchy in 1926 that its playwright fled the country. Who was he?
a. Sean O'Casey
b. Henrik Ibsen
c. Federico Garcia Lorca
d. Jean Paul Sartre
Born Judy Cohen, whose most famous project was The Dinner Party, a
table set for 39 of history's great women?
a. Judy Miami
b. Judy Chicago
c. Judy Dallas
d. Judy Cleveland
What architect worked on two of Europe's most exciting new
buildings, the Georges Pompidou Centre in Paris and Potsdamer Platz in Berlin?
a. Renzo Piccolo
b. Renzo Clarinet
c. Renzo Piano
d. Renzo Viola
Although this Czech country is landlocked and has no deserts, a
shepherd in "The Winter's Tale" finds a young princess in the desert there, after her ship has deposited her.
Where is this?
Known for his gritty realism, what hot-tempered Italian painter
killed Ranuccio Tomassoni after a tennis game and fled to Naples?
What writer was beaten by five teenaged gay bashers in 1979, in Key
West, and died in 1983 when he accidentally swallowed a bottle cap?
a. Allen Ginsberg
b. Tennessee Williams
c. Truman Capote
d. Gore Vidal
What SF writer had a "law" named for him when he wrote back to a
fan with the following? "Sure, ninety percent of science fiction is crud. That's because ninety percent of
everything is crud".
a. Theodore Sturgeon
b. Paul Anderson
c. Harry Harrison
d. L. Sprague de Camp
If enough opinion leaders make a snap decision to buy my book
"Blink", it may push sales from "Outliers" over "The Tipping Point." Who am I?
a. Richard Florida
b. Robert Putnam
c. Malcolm Gladwell
d. Thomas Frank
In act 3, scene 3 of what play does Antigonus exit, pursued by a
a. The Winter's Tale
b. Measure for Measure
c. All's Well That Ends Well
d. Troilus and Cressida
Produced by Universal Pictures, the Broadway musical "Wicked" fills
in the back story of which story's witches?
b. The Wizard of Oz
c. Sleeping Beauty
Rogers and Hammerstein moved Ferenc Molnar's play "Liliom" from
Budapest to New England, turning it into what musical?
c. Show Boat
d. State Fair
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