Cultural Knowledge Quiz

Cultural Knowledge Quiz


To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s first voyage to the new world, this city staged a massive world’s fair in 1893.
1
Although it remains this author’s only well-known work, Catch-22 (1961) holds a place among the greatest war novels of all time. 2
Born in 1802, this nurse and social reformer led numerous campaigns seeking humane treatment for the mentally ill in the 1840s and 1850s. 3
This dance, inspired by rock and roll music, became the first worldwide dance craze in the early 1960s. 4
The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise 5
This 15th President of the United States was the last president born in the 18th century. 6
Widely known as “The Greatest Game Ever Played”, the 1958 NFL Championship Game was played between these two teams on Dec. 28, 1958. 7
The Orrery by Joseph Wright of Derby, is characterized by strong contrasts between light and dark; an example of an artistic technical term known as this. 8
Published in April of 1974, this philosophical novel by Robert M. Pirsig, is subtitled An Inquiry into Values. 9
 
Famous for filming the Kennedy assassination, he’s the man seen here.
10
Answers
1. Chicago
2. Joseph Heller
3. Dorothea Dix
4. The Twist
5. Claude Monet
6. James Buchanan
7. Baltimore Colts 23, New York Giants 17 (It was the first ever NFL playoff game to go into sudden death overtime)
8. Chiaroscuro
9. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 
10. Abraham Zapruder
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