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Seven Categories - Arts and Literature I

How much to you think you know about Arts and Literature? Sure, it won't be easy, but try to test yourself in this general knowledge quiz.
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Last updated: February 3, 2021
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Which Venetian painter (1697-1768) became famous for painting urban landscapes of his own city?
Canaletto
What object appears in Magritte's surrealist painting 'The Treachery of Images'?
Pipe
Which species was Babou, Salvador Dali's pet?
Ocelot
What is the name of the Gothic style architectural element that corresponds to a circular glazing made up of stained glass windows arranged in compartments?
Rose Window
Which Renaissance architect completed the Santa Maria del Fiore project, in Florence, with its famous 'Duomo'?
Filippo Brunelleschi
Which religious figure do the world's greatest religious statues represent?
Buddha
'Fearless Girl' is a well-known statue from New York City standing in front of another famous statue representing which animal?
Bull
Mokuhanga is the technique used by ukiyo-e artists like Hokusai. From what material are the blocks that allow the prints using this technique made of?
Wood
An ancient and traditional form of craftsmanship, what is the art of working the clay to make a container of some kind?
Pottery
In which city is the Fringe arts festival held?
Edinburgh
Which Greek playwright is the author of 'The Oresteia', the trilogy that deals with the tragedy of the curse on the House of Atreus after the return from the Trojan War?
Aeschylus
What is the name of the Indonesian technique of dyeing textiles with a wax resistant dye?
Batik
What playful activity consists in dressing up and acting as a real or fictional character from a film, anime, comics, video game, or other, trying to interpret it as best as possible?
Cosplay
What book by the portuguese author José Saramago begins with the phrase "On the following day nobody died"?
Death with Interruptions
Who wrote the book 'Flatland - A Romance of Many Dimensions'?
Edwin Abbott
Which city gives its name to a controversial comma that should be used before the last element of a list?
Oxford
In which city takes place the action of the book 'The Plague' by Albert Camus?
Oran
Hergé is the author of what famous Franco-Belgian comic book character?
Tintin
Who wrote the novel 'Kafka on the Shore', which features an old man named Nakata who can communicate with cats?
Haruki Murakami
Which Latin expression can be translated as 'and the rest' or 'and the other things'?
Et Cetera
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Level 64
Feb 3, 2021
Hate to be a pain, but Aeschylus is Greek, not Roman.
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Level 45
Feb 3, 2021
No problem. Thanks for the correction!
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Level 64
Feb 3, 2021
Otherwise great quiz!
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Level 76
Feb 3, 2021
Brunelleschi has to 'l's. Also he only designed the dome of the church.
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Level 45
Feb 3, 2021
I suppose the question is now better formulated. :)
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Level 71
Feb 3, 2021
The “Question” and “Answer” headers are in Portuguese