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Burlap Sacks - Burri was an Italian medic during World War II.Alberto Burri is best known for using which of the following materials in his works?

a. Sweet Papers
b. Plastic Bags
c. Empty Cans
d. Burlap Sacks

Elizabeth Gaskell - North and South has been adapted for TV twice, in 1975 and 2004."North and South" is a seminal work by which English writer?

a. Elizabeth Gaskell
b. EM Forster
c. Henry Fielding
d. Ford Maddox Ford

Nude - An oil on canvas, Nude Descending a Staircase No. 2 was painted in 1912.Complete the title of a major work by Marcel Duchamp - "____ Descending a Staircase No. 2"?

a. Nude
b. Woman
c. Live
d. Naked

King Lear - The first known performance of King Lear was in 1607.The Duke of Albany is married to Goneril in which Shakespeare play?

a. King Lear
b. Merchant of Venice
c. A Midsummer Night's Dream
d. Twelfth Night

Tracey Emin - 'The Tent' was destroyed in a fire at the East London Momart warehouse in 2004.Also known as "The Tent," Everyone I Have Ever Slept with 1963-1995 is an artwork by which artist?

a. Jackson Pollock
b. Damien Hirst
c. Tracey Emin
d. Anthony Gormley

Dodderidge - Most of Blackmore's works have gone out of print.What does the D stand for in the name of R.D. Blackmore?

a. Donaldson
b. Dodderidge
c. Davidson
d. Danielson

Italy - John's work is currently displayed at several major British art galleries.Known for working in the Pre-Raphaelite style, painter John William Waterhouse was born in which country?

a. France
b. Sweden
c. England
d. Italy

Times Arrow - Times Arrow tells the life of a German Holocaust doctor in a disorienting reverse chronology.What was the name of Martin Amis 1991 novel, which runs backwards?

a. Times Dream
b. Times Bow
c. Times Split
d. Times Arrow

Cubist - Picasso is one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century.Spanish painter and sculptor, Pablo Picasso, co-founded which school of Art?

a. Action Painting
b. Impressionist
c. Cubist
d. Mannerist

1916 - Roald Dahl authored 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'James and the Giant Peach'.Known for his children's books, what year saw the birth of Roald Dahl?

a. 1956
b. 1916
c. 1816
d. 1856

50 - The Turner Prize is the United Kingdom's most publicised art award.The Turner Prize is awarded to artists under the age of...?

a. 30
b. 40
c. 70
d. 50

Sense and Sensibility - Written under the pseudonym 'A Lady', Sense and Sensibility was published in 1811.  Which novel was the first of Jane Austen's to be published?

a. Mansfield Park
b. Sense and Sensibility
c. Pride and Prejudice
d. Persuasion

Edvard - The Scream exists in four versions including two pastels and two paintings.What was the first name of "Scream" painter Munch?

a. Claude
b. Lorenzo
c. Edvard
d. Teddy

Warhol - Warhol's works include some of the most expensive paintings ever sold."Wild Raspberries" and "Holy Cats" were self-published books by which artist?

a. Hopper
b. Dali
c. Wood
d. Warhol

Francis Bacon - Bacon is known as the Father of Empiricism.Whom did Margaret Thatcher once describe as "That man who paints those dreadful pictures"?

a. Francis Bacon
b. Marcel Duchamp
c. Andy Warhol
d. Damien Hirst

Purism - Ozenfant was a writer and a French cubist painter.Which movement in art was partially launched by Amedee Ozenfant?

a. Purism
b. Cubism
c. Mannerism
d. Constructivism

Ezra Pound - Ezra Pound was a major figure of the early modernist movement.Which American poet publically supported Adolf Hitler and was paid to condemn America on Italian Radio?

a. Emily Dickinson
b. TS Eliot
c. Ezra Pound
d. Walt Whitman

Rats and Children - The Pied Piper of Hamelin is also known as the Pan Piper.In the poem "The Pied Piper of Hamelin," what kind of creatures did the piper spirit away?

a. Rats and Cats
b. Rats and Children
c. Rats and Dogs
d. Rats and Mice

Doris Lessing - The Times ranked Doris Lessing fifth on a list of 'The 50 greatest British writers since 1945'.Who was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature?

a. Oscar Wilde
b. Doris Lessing
c. Jerome K Jerome
d. George Orwell

George Orwell - The original title for the book was Animal Farm - A Fairy Story.Published in 1945, who wrote the dystopian novella "Animal Farm"?

a. George Orwell
b. Jerome K Jerome
c. George Eliot
d. Thomas Hardy

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