Arts And Literature Trivia Questions #8Free Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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Author of 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, Agatha Christie also wrote six romance novels. What was the pen name she used for the romance novels?
a. Acton Bell
b. Jean Plaidy
c. Mary Westmacott
d. Amanda Cross
Mary Westmacott - According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time with over 4 billion copies of her novels sold.
Written in 1920, the line "And sorry I could not travel both" is taken from which famous poem?
b. A Dream Within a Dream
c. The Road Not Taken
d. If You Forget Me
The Road Not Taken - This poem was written by Robert Frost.
Which famous painter painted two series of still life paintings consisting of Sunflowers?
a. Vincent Van Gogh
b. Samuel Courtauld
c. Salvador Dali
Vincent Van Gogh - The first series portrays the sunflowers lying on the ground. The second shows bouquets of sunflowers in a vase.
Published in 1938, who wrote the science fiction novel "Out of the Silent Planet"?
a. Dean Koontz
b. Ronnie Barker
c. Washington Irving
d. C. S. Lewis
C. S. Lewis - Two sequels to the novel were published in 1943 and 1945.
Which of these poems did the Irish poet William Butler Yeats write?
a. When You Are Old
b. Where the Sidewalk Ends
c. The Life That I Have
d. When I Have Fears
When You Are Old - Yeats also wrote 'A Crazed Girl'.
A representation of a scene from an Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem, who painted "The Lady of Shalott"?
a. Horace Vernet
b. Francois Lemoyne
c. Theodore Ribot
d. John Williams Waterhouse
John Williams Waterhouse - Painted in 1888, this famous work hangs in the Tate Gallery in London.
An author of many children's books, which of these was a pen name used by Ernest Aris?
a. Buck Rogers
b. John Hancock
c. Robin A. Hood
d. Mickey Mouse
Robin A. Hood - Aris also used the pen name Dan Crow.
"The free bird leaps on the back of the wind" is a line from which of the following poems?
a. Fire and Ice
d. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - The poem was written by Maya Angelou.
According to most historians, when did the realism art movement begin?
1850 - The Realism movement became popular after the French Revolution.
Described as "one of the strangest and most obsessive books ever written," who wrote the memoir titled "My Secret Life"?
a. Sigmund Freud
c. Anne Margaret
d. F. Scott Fitzgerald
Walter - The real identity of Walter is not known.
Published in August 1906, who wrote the famous poem "The Highwayman"?
a. Spike Milligan
b. Alfred Noyes
c. Emily Dickinson
d. William Woodsworth
Alfred Noyes - The poem was voted 15th in the BBC's poll for 'The Nation's Favourite Poems'.
In which novel would you read about the characters of Uncle Henry, Glinda and Auntie Em?
a. The Land Before Time
b. The Wonderful World of Oz
d. Fern Gully
The Wonderful World of Oz - Published in 1900, the novel was written by L. Frank Baum.
The Italian sculptor, painter and poet Michelangelo was known for what kind of art?
Renaissance - Two of Michelangelo's best-known works are the Pieta and David.
Written in the form of a diary, who wrote the 1968 satirical novel "Myra Breckinridge"?
a. Daniel Foe
b. Vidal Gore
c. David Axton
d. Ray Bradbury
Vidal Gore - Gore also wrote 'The City and the Pillar'.
"Over hill, over dale, through brush, through brier" is the opening line of which famous poem?
a. A Fairy song
b. O Captain! My Captain!
d. A Clear Midnight
A Fairy song - The poem was written by William Shakespeare.
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