Quick Quiz - Art

By Barry Prince. Published on 24/11/2021

The quizmaster, Barry Prince (83) is aware of the irony of asking quiz questions of the AD community, when many of them suffer from memory problems, but explains: “My family member suffering from AD has wonderful memories about life in the 20th century, but struggles to recall what happened in the big netball tournament last week. Accordingly, I have selected quick quizzes from the archive that are focused on people and events before the new millennium.”
Each of the Quick Quizzes is confined to 10 questions a single subject – pop music, films, celebrities, history, and geography, for example. There aren’t any questions about politics or science – Barry says anyone who missed Chemistry and Physics at college won’t be handicapped! Most of the questions are about things that happened in the 20th century.


THE QUICK QUIZ – about ten of Banksy’s forerunners


Name the artist who created each of these famous paintings


(Example:  Depicting a rural scene by the River Stour on the Essex–Suffolk border, The Hay Wain (1821) is by … John Constable

Imagine a client who wants a ceiling painted, and three years of laying on your back. Your time starts NOW!)



1.      (1495) – The Last Supper


2.      (1624) – The Laughing Cavalier


3.      (1642) The Night Watch


4.      (1665) Girl With A Pearl Earring


5.      (1770) The Blue Boy


6.      (1838) The Fighting Temeraire


7.      (1889) The Starry Night


8.      (1928) Going To The Match


9.      (1930) American Gothic


10.  (1937) Guernica



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1.      (1495) – The Last Supper – Leonardo da Vinci


2.      (1624) – The Laughing Cavalier – Franz Hals


3.      (1642) The Night Watch – Rembrandt van Rijn


4.      (1665) Girl With A Pearl Earring – Johannes Vermeer


5.      (1770) The Blue Boy – Thomas Gainsborough


6.      (1838) The Fighting Temeraire – J. M. W. Turner


7.      (1889) The Starry Night – Vincent van Gogh


8.      (1928) Going To The Match – L.S. Lowry


9.      (1930) American Gothic – Grant Wood


10.  (1937) Guernica – Pablo Picasso


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