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I will be posting sets of questions every few days. The aim is that they are study tool for those who like quizzes.Some are quite tough, but I will also be adding 'easier' questions too. I hope you find the questions interesting,challenging and above all,enjoyable.
Monday, 4 May 2015
Working too hard - 10 Culture Questions for WQC Practice (or just for fu)
Here's my next set of 10 WQC practice questions. Of course if you are not going to the World Quiz Championships, then here's a bit of testing quiz fun. (It's a bit arty, I admit)
Anyway, the subject is Culture
1. Winner of the 1987 Pritzker Prize,which architect's major
designs have included the gymnasium and swimming pool for the 1964 Tokyo
Olympics, the Fuji Television Building in Tokyo and city plans for Nigeria's
capital city, Abuja?
2.Opened in 2009 by Alexander Ivanov, the Faberge Museum is
home to over 700 Faberge Eggs, including the Rothschild Egg, the Karelian Egg
and the last ever made Faberge Egg. In which Southern German city is it
3.In Greek mythology, it was encountered by Odysseus on his
wanderings. Located in the Straits of Medina, what name was given to the huge
whirlpool (first believed to be a sea monster),which swallowed ships whole?
4.Among those considered by the Catholic Church to have held
the position of Pope, only three are specifically mentioned in the New
Testament. St Peter is one, name either of the other two?
St Linus and Pope Clement I
5. (Picture) Including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning,
Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko, the group of rogue abstract artists known as the
'Irascables', had only one female member. Who was this Romanian-born American
painter who died in 2010 aged 100?
6.Popularised by Richard Wagner in his opera Gotterdammerung
it translates in English as 'Twilight of the gods'. What name is given, in Norse
mythology, to the series of events that ultimately result in the deaths of major
gods, such as Odin, Thor and Loki?
7. In October 2014,which French novelist was awarded the
Nobel Prize for Literature, 'for the art of memory with which he has evoked the
most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the
8. Noted for his design of the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium,
which German architect and structural engineer was awarded the 2015 Pritzker
Prize, shortly before his death in March 2015?
9.Influencing major trends such as Bauhaus and the De Stijl
movement, it was developed at the Moscow Institute of Artistic Culture. Pioneered
by the sibling sculptors Antoine Pevsner and Naum Gabo, what name was givento
the 1920s style of art that was described as an industrial, angular style of
10.One of the first graffiti artists in Paris, he has been
described as the 'Father of stencil graffiti' and has been a huge influence on
other graffiti artists, in particular Banksy. By what rodent-sounding 'street
name' is the artist Xavier Prou better known?