June 19, 2024


General will live on forever

The Great Arts Quiz 2020

A particularly bleak (for obvious reasons) January was cheered up by the Niagara-like flood of envelopes through my letterbox with your Great Arts Quiz answers. It is by now a noble tradition that uncovering the artists’ identities mars otherwise perfect entries. Shane Dunphy was mistaken for Colum McCann, Niamh Walsh transformed into Anya Taylor-Joy and Harry Lawtey was confused with, among others, Paul Mescal and Josh Dylan.

The first all-correct entry I opened came from Mike Quaid in Co Clare and he wins a wonderful break for two at the glamorous Radisson Blu Royal in Dublin. This includes treatments in its stunning new medi-spa Velvaere as well as two nights’ accommodation and dinner in the newly opened Chancery Grill restaurant.

Congratulations to Mike and well done to all those who entered.

Madeleine Keane



1. John Banville

2. Kim Kardashian on Kanye West

3.  Donal Ryan

4. Snoop Dogg

5. Bono

6. John Boyega

7. Nicola Coughlan (Claire Devlin)

8. Father Ray Kelly

9. Paul Mescal

10. Dustin the Turkey



11. Fashion

12. Shakespeare

13. The FAI

14. Majella

15. The Lying Life of Adults

16. Oprah Winfrey

17. Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill

18. Philadelphia

19. Eavan Boland

20. The Natural History Museum



21. China

22. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train

23. Tutar (Maria Bakalova)

24. The 8th

25. Dougray Scott/Connie Nielsen

26. Tenet

27. Jamie Dornan/Emily Blunt

28. Spike Lee

29. Colin Barrett

30. June 19th


a woman wearing underwear posing for a picture: Daisy PA

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Daisy PA


Eyes and Ears

31. Normal People

32. The Mandalorian

33. Gillian Anderson

34. David E. Kelley

35. Kieran Patrick Kelly

36. They’re vampires

37. Liam Neeson

38. Amy Huberman

39. Carole Baskin

40. Michael Smiley

Art and design

51. Perry Ogden

52. SamuelBeckett

53. Piet Mondrian

54. Derrigimlagh, Co Galway (Marconi station) 

55. The Pritzker Prize

56. The Tate Modern

57. The Rijksmuseum

58. A Chinese vase

59. Consolata Boyle, Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Joan Bergin, Lea Carlson, Penny Rose, Sandy Powell

60. Modern Dance

Performance and music

61. Bloody Sunday, 1920

62. Fontaines DC

63. IMMA

64. Brian Friel

65. The Abbey Theatre

66. Dreams

67. Rathcoole, Co Dublin

68. The Weeknd

69. Lankum

70. Limerick

a person in striped shirt standing in front of a building: Doireann Ni Ghriofa

Doireann Ni Ghriofa


Multiple choice

71. A. 103

72. B. Cher

73. B. Hozier

74. A. Anne Enright

75. A After the Silence

76. C. Michael B Jordan

77. C. Kosovo

78. A. Barack Obama’s A Promised Land

79. A. Nidge

80. C. Mullinmore

41. Doireann Ní Ghríofa

42. Dara McAnulty

43. Daisy Edgar-Jones

44. Dermot Kennedy

45. Shane Dunphy

46. Josh O’Connor

47. Eve Belle

48. Niamh Walsh

49. Harry Lawtey

50. Denise Chaila