What artist created the 17th-century painting ‘The Goldfinch’? (Bing Quiz)

[7-16-2022] Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz Question: What artist created the 17th-century painting ‘The Goldfinch’?

The given options are:

  • Frans Hals
  • Johannes Vermeer
  • Carel Fabritius

Correct Answer: Carel Fabritius

Info: The Goldfinch is a painting by the Dutch Golden Age artist Carel Fabritius of a life-sized chained goldfinch. Signed and dated 1654, it is now in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands. That same year, Fabritius died in a gunpowder explosion that destroyed his studio, most of his paintings, and a quarter of the city of Delft, Netherlands. ‘The Goldfinch’ was found more than 200 years later in possession of a former Dutch army officer and collector. The painting is the MacGuffin of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning eponymous novel by Donna Tartt, which was turned into a film in 2019. A common and colorful bird with a pleasant song, the goldfinch was a popular pet and could be taught simple tricks, including lifting a thimble-sized bucket of water.

Today’s “Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz” has three questions related to finches. Each question has only one correct answer and carries one point. The wrong answer does not earn any points. So, select only the correct answers.

All three questions from today’s Bing Homepage Quiz are below. You can find their answers by visiting those pages.

  1. This yellow bird is the official bird of three US states. What is it?
  2. What artist created the 17th-century painting ‘The Goldfinch’?
  3. What famous naturalist is associated with finches?

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