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#7576 2023-01-24 21:55:26

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#8881. Who is the author of Life of Pi? (a Canadian philosophical novel published in 2001. The protagonist is Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, India who explores issues of spirituality and metaphysics from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger which raises questions about the nature of reality and how it is perceived and told.)

#8882. Who is the author of Hamnet (novel)? (a 2020 novel. It is a fictional account of Shakespeare's son, Hamnet, who died at age 11 in 1596.

In 2020, the book won the Women's Prize for Fiction and National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. The following year, it was named "Novel of the Year" at the Dalkey Literary Awards, was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize, and longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.)


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#7577 2023-01-25 16:09:47

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#8883. Name the Italian racing driver and first official Formula One World Champion (30 October 1906 – 30 June 1966). He gained the title in 1950. He was the Italian Champion in 1937, 1938 and 1939.

#8884. Name the Italian motor racing driver and entrepreneur (20 February 1898 – 14 August 1988), the founder of the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team, and subsequently of the Ferrari automobile marque. He was widely known as "il Commendatore" or "il Drake".


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#7578 2023-01-26 16:35:16

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#8885. Name the Scottish painter, especially known for his genre scenes (18 November 1785 – 1 June 1841). He painted successfully in a wide variety of genres, including historical scenes, portraits, including formal royal ones, and scenes from his travels to Europe and the Middle East. His main base was in London, but he died and was buried at sea, off Gibraltar, returning from his first trip to the Middle East. He was sometimes known as the "people's painter".

#8886. Name the  American cartoonist (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) and the creator of the comic strip Peanuts, featuring what are probably his two best-known characters, Charlie Brown and Snoopy. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists in history, and cited by many cartoonists as a major influence, including Jim Davis, Murray Ball, Bill Watterson, Matt Groening, and Dav Pilkey.


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#7579 2023-01-27 14:58:12

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#8887. Name the Russian composer of the Romantic period (7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893). He was the first Russian composer whose music would make a lasting impression internationally. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the current classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the 1812 Overture, his First Piano Concerto, Violin Concerto, the Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy, several symphonies, and the opera Eugene Onegin.

#8888. Name the French sculptor, generally considered the founder of modern sculpture (12 November 1840 – 17 November 1917). He was schooled traditionally and took a craftsman-like approach to his work. Rodin possessed a unique ability to model a complex, turbulent, and deeply pocketed surface in clay. He is known for such sculptures as The Thinker, Monument to Balzac, The Kiss, The Burghers of Calais, and The Gates of Hell.


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#7580 2023-01-28 14:52:46

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#8889. Name the Alsatian-German/French polymath (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965). He was a theologian, organist, musicologist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician.

He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life", becoming the eighth Frenchman to be awarded that prize.

#8890. Name the prolific and influential composer of the Classical period (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791). Despite his short life, his rapid pace of composition resulted in more than 800 works of virtually every genre of his time. Many of these compositions are acknowledged as pinnacles of the symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral repertoire. Mozart is widely regarded as among the greatest composers in the history of Western music, with his music admired for its "melodic beauty, its formal elegance and its richness of harmony and texture".


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#7581 2023-01-29 15:39:54

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#8891. Name the Italian painter and mathematician (1397 – 10 December 1475) who was notable for his pioneering work on visual perspective in art.  While his contemporaries used perspective to narrate different or succeeding stories, he used perspective to create a feeling of depth in his paintings. His best known works are the three paintings representing the battle of San Romano, which were wrongly entitled the Battle of Sant'Egidio of 1416 for a long period of time.

#8892. Name the Italian Renaissance sculptor from Florence (1399/1400–1482). He is noted for his colorful, tin-glazed terracotta statuary, a technique which he invented and passed on to his nephew and great-nephews. Though a leading sculptor in stone, he worked primarily in terracotta after developing his technique in the early 1440s. His large workshop produced both cheaper works cast from molds in multiple versions, and more expensive one-off individually modeled pieces.

The vibrant, polychrome glazes made his creations both more durable and expressive. His work is noted for its charm rather than the drama of the work of some of his contemporaries.


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#7582 2023-01-30 15:58:20

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#8893. Name the  comedy of manners by Richard Brinsley Sheridan in five acts which was first performed at Covent Garden Theatre on 17 January 1775. The story has been updated frequently, including a 1935 musical and a 1958 episode of the TV series Maverick starring James Garner and Roger Moore, with attribution.

#8894. Who is the author of "Ode to the West Wind"? (written in 1819 in Cascine wood near Florence, Italy. It was originally published in 1820 by Charles Ollier in London as part of the collection Prometheus Unbound, A Lyrical Drama in Four Acts, With Other Poems. Perhaps more than anything else, he wanted his message of reform and revolution spread, and the wind becomes the trope for spreading the word of change through the poet-prophet figure.


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#7583 2023-01-31 16:19:16

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#8895. Who is the author of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'? (Published in two volumes in 1852, the novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the U.S., and is said to have "helped lay the groundwork for the [American] Civil War".)

#8896. Who is the author of 'In Memoriam A.H.H.'? (an elegy for his Cambridge friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died of cerebral haemorrhage at the age of twenty-two years, in Vienna in 1833.)


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#7584 2023-02-01 16:29:10

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#8897. Name the Early Modern Spanish writer (29 September 1547 (assumed) – 22 April 1616 NS)) widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. He is best known for his novel Don Quixote, a work often cited as both the first modern novel and "the first great novel of world literature". A 2002 poll of around 100 well-known authors voted it the "most meaningful book of all time", from among the "best and most central works in world literature".

#8898. Name the German polymath (29 May 1880 – 8 May 1936), whose areas of interest included history, philosophy, mathematics, science, and art, as well as their relation to his organic theory of history. He is best known for his two-volume work, The Decline of the West (Der Untergang des Abendlandes), published in 1918 and 1922, covering human history. His model of history postulates that human cultures and civilizations are akin to biological entities, each with a limited, predictable, and deterministic lifespan.


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#7585 2023-02-02 15:36:11

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#8899. Who said 'Cogito, ergo sum'? (usually translated into English as "I think, therefore I am").

#8900. What does the term 'Aestheticism' mean? (According to Aestheticism, art should be produced to be beautiful, rather than to serve a moral, allegorical, or other didactic purpose, a sentiment exemplified by the slogan "art for art's sake.")


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#7586 2023-02-03 17:29:49

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#8901. Name the American lawyer (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905), Union general in the American Civil War, governor of the New Mexico Territory, politician, diplomat, and author from Indiana. Among his novels and biographies, he is best known for his historical adventure story, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880), a bestselling novel that has been called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century."

#8902. Name the English writer (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946). Prolific in many genres, he wrote more than fifty novels and dozens of short stories. His non-fiction output included works of social commentary, politics, history, popular science, satire, biography and autobiography. Wells is now best remembered for his science fiction novels and has been called the "father of science fiction."

His most notable science fiction works include The Time Machine (1895), which was his first novel, The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds (1898), the military science fiction The War in the Air (1907), and the dystopian When the Sleeper Wakes (1910).


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#8903. Name the English historian (14 April 1889 – 22 October 1975), a philosopher of history, an author of numerous books and a research professor of international history at the London School of Economics and King's College London. From 1918 to 1950, he was considered a leading specialist on international affairs;[6] from 1924 to 1954 he was the Director of Studies at Chatham House, in which position he also produced 34 volumes of the Survey of International Affairs, a "bible" for international specialists in Britain.

He is best known for his 12-volume A Study of History (1934–1961).

#8904. Name the Scottish novelist, essayist, poet and travel writer (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894). He is best known for works such as Treasure Island, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Kidnapped and A Child's Garden of Verses.

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Stevenson suffered from serious bronchial trouble for much of his life, but continued to write prolifically and travel widely in defiance of his poor health.


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