1. The 1911 painting La Tasse is fairly representative of what artist?
2. This brainy French guy was a leading figure in such schools of literary theory as semiotics, structuralism, and post-structuralism. His most famous essay, La mort de l'auteur ("The Death of the Author"), was a brilliant and seminal piece of literary criticism, despite being a bit silly. Well, that's litarary theory for you. What's his name?
3. La Casa Rosada, the Pink House, is the Presidential palace in the second-largest South American city. What is the city?
4. The Militia United in Righteousness was a disciplined anti-Christian militia. Their slogan was "Support Qing government and exterminate the foreigners," and they had an unfortunate belief that they were invulnerable to foreign weapons. Eventually, they provoked Qing government into defiance of the "Eight-Nation Alliance" of Japan, Russia, the UK, France, the United State, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy, and no good came of it.
What do we usually call the Militia United in Righteousness??
5. It initially was a box-office disappointment and attracted lukewarm critical reviews, but the reputation of this 1982 film grew rapidly in subsequent years. I took the title out of the poster so that you can use it in your answer.
6. What's Element #4?
No, you don't get any other hints! It's only #4! Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, then what?
7. Here is a climatic map of a place! But what place?
8. Who was King Solomon's mom?
9. Here is one of the best known monuments of a major European city. What monument? What city?
10. When it was released in 1970, this jazz double album received a mixed response, due to the album's unconventional style and revolutionary sound. Later, it gained recognition as one of jazz's greatest albums and a progenitor of the jazz rock genre, as well as a major influence on rock and funk musicians. Here's the cover art. What's the record?