Impossible Art & Architecture Quiz 1 (30 Questions)

1.) Leonardo da Vinci originally hailed from what town?

2.) What title befits Salvador Dalí’s painting of melting clocks?

3.) What structures contain the Quaker Square Hotel in Akron, Ohio?

4.) Who painted Luncheon of the Boating Party?

5.) What lies at the feet of the Statue of Liberty?

6.) Nicknames for what artist include the Father of Impressionism?

7.) What Manet painting depicts a nude woman enjoying a picnic with two clothed men?

8.) Also known as “Late Baroque”, what 18th-century artisitc movement included contributors such as Francois Boucher?

9.) What French Dadaist artist scattered and pasted torn pieces of paper onto a large sheet of paper to create Collage with Squares Arranged According to the Laws of Chance?

10.) The Futurism movement occurred during what period of time?

11.) Matisse and Picasso referred to what artist as “the father of us all”?

12.) The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. features how many Doric columns?

13.) Excluding its antenna spire, the Eiffel Tower measures at what height?

14.) The Statue of Liberty goes by what official four-word title?

15.) It took workers how long to construct the Eiffel Tower?

16.) The nickname “Big Mac” refers to what Michigan structure built in 1957?

17.) What U.S. city has more bridges than any other city in the world with a total of 446?

18.) What famous Renaissance artist fled Rome and lived in exile after killing someone in a dispute over a tennis match in 1606?

19.) What African-American scientist helped design the city of Washington, D.C. in 1791?

20.) What 19th-century painter often ranks as the most faked artist in history?

21.) Both Martha Graham and Isadora Duncan pioneered what field?

22.) What prominent Washington, D.C. building has a gargoyle of Darh Vader peering down from its northwest tower at passersby?

23.) What year saw the placement of the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial?

24.) What U.S. city contains the only statue of George Washington for which he posed?

25.) What French term refers to placing paper over a relief surface and rubbing over it with crayon or pencil?

26.) The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. contains how many names?

27.) What name belongs to the ballet maneuver when a dancer throws her leg as high as possible while keeping it straight?

28.) Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck sculpture has, since 2007, traveled the world. He sculpted this from what material?

29.) Who painted American Gothic?

30.) Paul Gaugain lost what day job in 1883 before turning to painting?

Answers
1.) Vinci
2.) The Persistence of Memory
3.) old grain silos
4.) Pierre-Auguste Renoir
5.) a broken chain
6.) Camille Pissarro
7.) The Luncheon on the Grass
8.) rococo
9.) Jean Arp
10.) the early 20th century
11.) Paul Cézanne
12.) 36 columns
13.) 984 feet
14.) Liberty Enlightening the World
15.) two years
16.) Mackinac Bridge
17.) Pittsburgh, PA
18.) Caravaggio
19.) Benjamin Banneker
20.) Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot
21.) modern dance
22.) Washington National Cathedral
23.) 1914
24.) Richmond, VA
25.) frottage
26.) 58,272 names
27.) grand battement
28.) PVC
29.) Grant Wood
30.) stock broker

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