Recently, well not really. Some time ago I found a book on the book sale at the library (read work). It was a donation and being old it attacked my attention. The title is The Quiz-and-Answer Book by Frederic J. Haskin. This book was published in a red hardcover board that is now a faded, water run orange red. Anyway. How interesting a 1938 quiz publication with 2222 questions and answers. Oddly, it seems to have been a pervious library book, although no library stamp is evident. A due date of Jan.23, 65 is written in pencil on the inside front cover.

The pages are highly yellowed and brittle, with 23 quizzes each having 25 questions. After skimming the contents I thought it worthy becoming the focus blogs for times to come. If nothing else I can practice my typing skills with it, and keep to the text and case as closely as possible. (should I yellow the pages somehow ? Yes if it can be done.)


Your hair may not turn red, but your face will take on a Titian hue (see question 14), before you have answered these twenty-five questions. (You’ll find the correct answers on page 179). _ [not here though]

  1. Who was known as the faultless painter?
  2. What famous Madonna is in the Dresden Gallery?
  3. Picasso was the founder of what type of art?
  4. Name the artist who sued Ruskin for libel?
  5. Who painted the “Age of Innocence?”
  6. On which of his works did Rodin spend twenty years?
  7. What famous painting was stolen from the Louvre in 1911?”
  8. Name the painting designed for a dissecting room.
  9. In ancient paintings why are some saints shown with a square nimbus?
  10. Who designed the Diana atop the old Madison Square Garden?
  11. What does the Bayeux tapestry depict?
  12. Is the original “Las Supper” by da Vinci still in existence?
  13. Who was Praxiteles?
  14. What noted artist gave his name to a certain color of hair?
  15. Define “pinxit.”
  16. Name the French artist who took his subjects from the lives of French peasants.
  17. In what forms of art did Benvenuto Cellini specialize?
  18. Name a famous woman painter of animals.
  19. What German artist was a pioneer in the field of engraving?
  20. What two great artists did not sign their pictures and why?
  21. To what does “still life” painting refer?
  22. With what is the name of Gobelin connected?
  23. What is a rose window?
  24. Where is the famous statue depicting the end of the trail?
  25. Why was Tintoretto so called?

Haskin, Frederic J. (1938). The quiz-and-answer book. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. (Pages 1-2)


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