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Difficult Arts and Literature Trivia


Can you score 10 out of 10 in this difficult arts and literature quiz?

  • Question of

    Which fictional character was introduced in a 1920 novel, with the character of Arthur Hastings describing his appearance by saying “his head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it a little on one side”?

    • Hercule Poirot
    • Kojak
    • Doctor Dolittle
  • Question of

    How many individual images of Marilyn Monroe feature in Andy Warhol’s famous painting called Marilyn Diptych?

    • 50
    • 4
    • 20
    • 2
  • Question of

    The novels The Lord Of The Rings and Lord Of The Flies were both published in which decade of the 20th century?

    • 1950s
    • 1930s
    • 1960s
    • 1970s
  • Question of

    What is Romeo’s surname in the William Shakespeare play Romeo And Juliet?

    • Montague
    • Capulet
    • Escalus
    • Benvolio
  • Question of

    What type of animal is the title character in the Beatrix Potter book The Tale Of Samuel Whiskers?

    • Rat
    • Cat
    • Rabbit
    • Frog
  • Question of

    With its title referring to something that the characters Vladimir and Estragon were doing, which play was voted the most significant English language play of the 20th century in a poll of industry experts conducted by the British Royal National Theatre?

    • Waiting For Godot
    • Long Day’s Journey into Night
    • The Dance of Death
    • The Piano Lesson
  • Question of

    Who wrote the 1894 collection of stories called The Jungle Book?

    • Rudyard Kipling
    • Ernest Hemingway
    • Charles Dickens
  • Question of

    In which of these novels is the title character also the narrator?

    • Jayne Eyre
    • Oliver Twist
    • Heidi
    • Lord of the Flies
  • Question of

    Who was responsible for the 1889 painting Irises, which, in 1987, became the first ever painting to sell for over 50 million dollars?

    • Vincent van Gogh
    • William Blake
    • Paul Cézanne
  • Question of

    Which fictional character has friends called Wilma and Wenda and a dog called Woof?

    • Wally (from Where’s Wally)
    • Tintin
    • Dorothy (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)
    • Tom Sawyer

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