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Masquerade ball: Quiz


Question 1: One of the most noted masquerade balls of the 20th century was that held at Palazzo Labia in Venice on 3 September 1951, hosted by ________.
Carlos de BeisteguiCecil BeatonParisEngland

Question 2: The anti-masquerade writers (among them such notables as ________) held that the events encouraged immorality and "foreign influence".
Samuel RichardsonNovelPamela, or Virtue RewardedJoseph Andrews

Question 3: The same event was the basis of ________'s opera A Masked Ball, although the censors in the original production forced him to portray it as a fictional story set in Boston.
Gioachino RossiniHector BerliozGiuseppe VerdiFelix Mendelssohn

Question 4: It was in celebration of the marriage of a lady-in-waiting of ________'s queen in Paris on January 28, 1393.
Charles V of FranceCharles VI of FranceCharles VII of FranceJohn II of France

Question 5: Another ball in Zürich is featured in the novel Steppenwolf by ________.
Bertrand RussellThe Glass Bead GameHermann HesseThomas Mann

Question 6: They were generally elaborate dances held for members of the upper classes, and were particularly popular in ________.

Question 7: A masquerade ball (or bal masqué) is an event which the participants attend in costume wearing a ________.
African traditional masksIranPuppetryMask

Question 8: ________ was assassinated at a masquerade ball by disgruntled nobleman Jacob Johan Anckarström, an event which Eugène Scribe and Daniel Auber turned into the opera Gustave III.
Charles XII of SwedenCharles XIII of SwedenGustav IV Adolf of SwedenGustav III of Sweden

Question 9: (This episode may have influenced ________'s short story "Hop-Frog".) Such costumed dances were a special luxury of the ducal court of Burgundy.
William BlakeEdgar Allan PoeJohann Wolfgang von GoetheE. T. A. Hoffmann

Question 10: Masquerade balls were extended into costumed public festivities in ________ during the 16th century Renaissance (Italian, maschera).


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