Today’s Tough Trivia question is an Art question: There are some artists who have become household names. And there are some works of art whose titles are equally famous. Given this alphabetical list of oil paintings, can you name the proper artist for each? Bonus points if you can put them in order of their creation.
Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1
The Child’s Bath
Le Grand Cirque
Horses’s Skull with Pink Rose
The Old Checkered House in Cambridge Valley
The Persistence of Memory
Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird
Yesterday’s question was: In Canada, it’s Canada Day. In the USA, it’s Independence Day. In France, it’s Bastille Day. Whatever the locals call it, it’s their national day of celebration. Can you list the dates these countries celebrate their national days? And the harder part: can you name the countries they’re celebrating their independence from? (They’re listed here in alphabetical order, not that that’s a hint as to which date is which.)
The answers are:
Brazil: September 7, 1822, Portugal
Canada: July 1, 1867, UK (actually, they celebrate the establishment of the Dominion of Canada)
France: July 14, 1789 (overthrow of the French monarchy)
Greece: March 25, 1821, Ottoman Empire
India: August 15, 1947, UK
Israel: Iyar 5, 1948, UK / British Mandate (since the date is set on the Hebrew calendar, it falls somewhere between April 15 and May 15 on the Gregorian calendar)
Liberia: July 26, 1847, USA
Mexico: September 16, 1810, Spain
Singapore: August 9, 1965, Malaysia
USA: July 4, 1776, UK
Ian’s Tough Trivia is a daily feature of this blog (Monday’s category is History; Tuesday is Arts; Wednesday is Science; Thursday is Entertainment; and Friday is Grab Bag). Each day, I post a tough question, as well as the answer to the previous day’s question. Simply comment on this post with your answer. I’ll approve the comments after the next question is posted. Sure, you can probably find the answers by searching the web, but what’s the fun in that?
And if you’ve got a favorite trivia question—or even just a topic for which you’d like to see a question—let me know! Reader participation is warmly encouraged.