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78 Questions

A legendary Paris cabaret hall is the Moulin what?Rouge
Whose last compositions, composed in 1948, when the composer was 84, were called 'Four Last Songs'?Richard Strauss
What name is given to the stand that an artist rests a canvas?Easel
Who wrote the opera's 'The Marraige of Figaro', 'Don Giovanni' and 'Cosi Fan Tutte'?Mozart
A painting of an apple, a book and flowers would be known as what?Still Life
Which Shakespeare character is the Prince of Denmark?Hamlet
In 'Romeo and Juliet' there are two feuding families. One is Capulet, what is the other?Montague
In which musical do the characters Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly appear?Chicago
Which long-running musical is an adaptation of an 1862 novel by Victor Hugo?Les Misérables
With which performing art is Michael Flatley associated?Irish Dancing
In the musical Grease, to what clique do Rizzo, Frenchie, Marty and Jan belong?Pink Ladies
Banksy's first work appeared in which city?Bristol
'La Joconde' is the French name for which famous painting?Mona Lisa
‘The Starry Night’ by Van Gogh is a view from the window of what building?Asylum
A five finger exercise is a piece of music written for the purpose of practicing on what instrument?Piano
Elizabeth and Mr Darcy can be found in which Novel written by Jane Austen?Pride and Prejudice
From what material was Michelangelo's statue of David sculpted from?Marble
How many symphonies did Beethoven write?9
If you mix the colours blue and yellow what colour do you end up with?Green
In ‘David and Goliath’, what weapon did David use to defeat the Giant?Sling
In the famous ballet 'The Nutcracker' who does the hero defeat?The Mouse King
In which City would you find The Tate Gallery?Liverpool
In which Italian city can Michelangelo’s David be seen?Florence
In which Shakepeare play does Caliban remark that ‘this island is full of noises’?The Tempest
Known for cutting his own ear off, the third known photo of which artist was discovered in 2015?Vincent Van Gogh
The device on which ceramic artists create pots is called what?Wheel
The famous sculpture of David was a fine piece of art by ____?Michelangelo
The Mona Lisa owns a mailbox in the Louvre to receive what kind of letters?Love Letters
The novel Wuthering Heights charts the tragic love story of which two people?Heathcliffe and Catherine
What colour do you make when you mix White and Black?Gray
What did Samuel Taylor Coleridge hang around the neck of the Ancient Mariner?An Albatross
What do the initials DIY usually stand for?Do It Yourself
What does Lucian Freud specialise in?Figurative Art
What is the ending of the popular quote 'I love you to the...'?Moon And Back
What is the only planet not named after a Greek or Roman God?Earth
What is the plucking technique on a violin called?Pizzicato
What is the term for a poem without a strict form, meter or rhyme scheme?Free Verse
What is the Zodiac symbol for Pisces?Fish
What kind of instrument is a trumpet?Brass
What medium does an encaustic artist use?Wax
What musical contains songs such as ‘Summer Lovin’’, ‘Hopelessly Devoted’ and ‘Blue Moon’?Grease
What musical family is the piccolo part of?Woodwind
What nationality is Roman Polanski the movie director?Polish-French
What style of art was used in the construction of Notre Dame?Gothic
What type of painting technique involves using small dots of paint to blur bright colours together? Splatting, Flicking, Dotillism or PointillismPointillism
What was the name of the leader of the pigs, in the novel, Animal Farm, by George Orwell?Napoleon
What's the ballet term of a 360 degree turn on one foot?Pirouette
When was Leonardo da Vinci alive?1452-1519
Where did Theseus fight the Minotaur?In a Labyrinth
Where is William Shakespeare buried?Stratford-upon-Avon
Which artist famously cut of his own ear?Vincent Van Gogh
Which artistic period comes from the word ‘rebirth’?The Renaissance
Which British Prime Minister's painting of 'The Goldfish Pool' was sold for £1.8 million in 2014?Winston Churchill
Which composer was able to compose music in spite of becoming almost totally deaf in later life?Ludwig van Beethoven
Which famous Art Gallery houses the Mona Lisa?The Louvre
Which famous artist was born in Malaga?Pablo Picasso
Which famous painter could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time?Leonardo da Vinci
Which is not a letter on the musical staff? H, A, E or GH
Which of these is not a type of paint or ink used by artists? Powder Paint, Printing Ink, Putty Paint or Acrylic PaintAcrylic Paint
Which present day female actor share the name of William Shakespeare's wife?Anne Hathaway
Which Shakespeare play features the characters Regan, Goneril and Cordella?King Lear
Which statesman told Miniaturist Samuel Cooper to paint him ‘warts and all’?Oliver Cromwell
Which UK City is the National Railway Museum in?York
Who composed 'Swan Lake'?Tchaikovsky
Who designed St Paul’s Cathedral?Sir Christopher Wren
Who is famous for painting ‘Matchstick Men’?Lawrence Stephen Lowry
Who is the author of 'El Hombre de Arena' ('Sandman')?E T A Hoffman
Who painted ‘The Last Supper’?Leonardo da Vinci
Who painted The Hay Wain?John Constable
Who painted the Mona Lisa?Leonardo da Vinci
Who said 'We think too much and feel too little?Charlie Chaplin
Who was the artist that drew the Vitruvian Man?Leonardo da Vinci
Who wrote ‘A Christmas Carol’?Charles Dickens
Who wrote Inferno?Dante Alighieri
Who wrote the book ‘1984’?George Orwell
Who wrote the Greek epic ‘The Odyssey’?Homer
Who wrote the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?Tennessee Williams
Who wrote the plays 'End Game' and 'Waiting for Godot'?Samuel Beckett