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Ashmolean Museum: Quiz


Question 1: It was designed by Charles Cockerell in a ________ style and stands on Beaumont Street.
Friedrich SchillerTragedyImmanuel KantClassicism

Question 2: Its first building was built in 1678–1683 to house the cabinet of curiosities ________ gave Oxford University in 1677.
Elias AshmoleEnglish Civil WarWorcesterEngland

Question 3: After the various specimens had been moved into new museums, the "Old Ashmolean" building on Broad Street was used as office space for the ________ staff.
United KingdomOxford English DictionaryAmerican and British English spelling differencesJames Murray (lexicographer)

Question 4: The musical Where's Charley?, written by ________ based on the play Charley's Aunt, includes a song called "The New Ashmolean Marching Society and Students' Conservatory Band".
Jerome WeidmanGeorge AbbottFrank LoesserAbe Burrows

Question 5: Drawings by Michelangelo, Raphael and ________
Italian Renaissance paintingMona LisaLeonardo da Vinci's personal lifeLeonardo da Vinci

Question 6: The Minoan collection of ________, the biggest outside Crete
Arthur EvansAegean civilizationsKnossosLinear B

Question 7: The archaeology department includes the bequest of ________ and so has an excellent collection of Greek and Minoan pottery.
KnossosAegean civilizationsLinear BArthur Evans

Question 8: Arab ceremonial dress owned by ________
Lawrence of Arabia (film)Arab RevoltPalestineT. E. Lawrence

Question 9: The department also has an extensive collection of antiquities from ________ and the Sudan, and the museum hosts the Griffith Institute for the advancement of Egyptology.
Ptolemaic KingdomAlexander the GreatNew KingdomAncient Egypt

Question 10: The collection of Posie rings that supposedly inspired the One Ring in ________'s The Lord of the Rings
Beowulf: The Monsters and the CriticsJ. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien's influencesThe Hobbit


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