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Question 1: [1] Located in the north of the ________, England, in the heart of the Barbican Estate, the Centre hosts classical and contemporary music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions.
Greater LondonBristolCity of WestminsterCity of London

Question 2: The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the ________'s Barbican Library, neither part of the centre, are also on the site.
BristolCity of WestminsterGreater LondonCity of London

Question 3: The Barbican Centre is owned, funded, and managed by the ________ – the third-largest funder of the arts in the United Kingdom.
City of WestminsterGreater LondonLord Mayor of LondonCity of London Corporation

Question 4: Barbican Hall: capacity 1,949; home of the ________ and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Colin DavisLondon Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraThomas Beecham

Question 5: In the mid-1990s a cosmetic improvement scheme by Theo Crosby, of the Pentagram design studio, added statues and decorative features reminiscent of the ________.
Arts and Crafts MovementAmerican CraftsmanArt NouveauVictoria and Albert Museum

Question 6: In September 2001, arts minister Tessa Blackstone announced in that the Barbican complex was to be a ________ listed building.
Grade I listed buildings in BristolListed buildingGrade I listed buildings in SomersetGrade I listed buildings in South Yorkshire

Question 7: REALLY USEFUL THEATRES Adelphi • Cambridge • Drury Lane • Her Majesty's • ________ • New London • Palace
Apollo Victoria TheatreLondon PalladiumVictoria Palace TheatrePrince Edward Theatre

Question 8: The Centre's design – a concrete ________ – has always been controversial and divides opinion.
MesopotamiaSumerZigguratStep pyramid

Question 9: Project architect John Honer later worked on the ________ at St Pancras – a red brick ziggurat.
National Gallery (London)British LibraryBritish MuseumVictoria and Albert Museum

Question 10: It is situated in an area which was badly bombed during ________.
Collaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarSoviet occupationsWorld War II


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