Questions require 2 answers (1pt each)
1. Excepting Julius Caesar & Antony
& Cleopatra, which two other plays by Shakespeare have titles with
names featuring famous ancient Romans ?
A1. Titus Andronicus
2. The Directors Guild of America have
renamed their most prestigious award - which had been named after the
maker of a controversial 1915 film glorifying the Ku Klux Klan. Can
you name the director and his controversial silent classic ?
A2. D.W. Griffith
and Birth of a Nation
3. Modern performances of two of
Beethoven's ten symphonies include parts other than for musical
instruments; which two ?
A3. 9th (Choral) and Wellington's Victory
4. On 28.9.99 which world famous tenor
sang his way into the record books at New York's Metropolitan Opera
when he opening their season for the 18th time - and which legendary
tenor's record did he overtake ?
A4. Placido Domingo & Enrico Caruso
5. The two most famous statues of
Christ in South America are to be found atop Mt. Corcovado in Rio de
Janeiro and on the border between Chile & Argentina. By what two
names are these statues properly known ?
A5. Christ the Redeemer
and Christ of the Andes
6. Leonardo da Vinci's two best known
paintings are to be found in the Louvre in Paris and in Santa Maria
delle Grazie in Milan. What are these two paintings called ?
A6. Mona Lisa & Last Supper
7. What's the name & nationality of
the writer who in 1999 became the first person ever to win the Booker
McConnell Prize for Fiction twice ?
A7. J.M. Coetzee & South African
8. The capital cities of Brasilia &
New Delhi were both laid out by architects in the 20th century. Which
two architects ?
A8. (Oscar) Niemeyer & (Edwin Landseer) Lutyens
9. Early in the 1990s Art Farmer, a
master of "be-bop", invented the flumpet. The Flumpet is a
cross between which other two brass instruments ?
A9. Flugelhorn & Trumpet
10. The Bible: Jacob (his name was
later changed to Israel) married Laban's two daughters. Between
them (and their 2 maids!) they bore him twelve sons and one daughter.
Can you name Jacob's two wives ?
A10. Leah & Rachel