Robert Frost (above) once said, “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” Come delight us with your wisdom and see how much you really know about poetry at Pop Quiz: “Poetic Likeness”!
This month’s Pop Quiz takes place on February 27. The night is hosted by curator David Ward, who will lead a tour of the “Poetic Likeness” exhibition at 6:00 p.m. in the G Street lobby (and, we hope, drop a few trivia hints!). Trivia begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Kogod Courtyard. The questions will cover all sorts of literary icons, like T. S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Walt Whitman, and Gertrude Stein, just to name a few. Pop Quiz can be played individually or in teams, and the top scorer will receive a prize at the end of the night.
Snacks and beverages will be available from the Courtyard Café for purchase. Here is a sneak peek at the ten-point bonus question for this month’s Pop Quiz:
Robert Penn Warren (below) was a poet and novelist known for his involvement in the founding of the New Criticism literary movement. His most influential novel, All the King’s Men, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1947. Vanderbilt, Warren’s alma matter, named its center for humanities after him. Warren was part of what southern group of poets?
A. The Movement
B. The Fugitives
C. The Rhymers’ Club
D. The Group
Pop Quiz trivia occurs once a month in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard in the National Portrait Gallery.
Robert Penn Warren / Conrad A. Albrizio / Oil on canvas, 1935 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Robert Penn Warren
Robert Lee Frost / Marcella Comès Winslow / Tempera and oil on artist-prepared board, 1952 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; partial gift of John Winslow and Mary Winslow Poole