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Are You Smarter Than Google Lens?

The Google Pixel 2 has an awesome new feature called Google Lens. It can copy text and identify places, artwork, books, and album covers and tell you what they are, right from a photo. Can you outsmart it?

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  1. Great Expectations is Charles Dickens’ ______ novel?

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    First
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    Third
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    13th
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    Last
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    13th

    According to Google Lens, Great Expectations was Dickens’ 13th published novel.

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  2. Can you guess the name of this Georges Seurat painting?

    Courtesy of the National Gallery
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    "A Lovely Day for Fish"
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    "Bathers in the Sun"
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    "Water at Lapin Agile"
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    "Bathers at Asnières"
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    "Bathers at Asnières"

    This Georges Seurat work is called "Bathers at Asnières".

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  3. Can you name this monument?

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    The Wellington Arch
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    The London Arch
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    The Triumph de Arch
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    The Admiralty Arch
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    The Admiralty Arch!

    The Admiralty Arch forms the gateway between Trafalgar Square and The Mall in central London.

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  4. In what year did Henri Rousseau paint "Tiger in a Tropical Storm"?

    Courtesy of the National Gallery
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    1765
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    1847
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    1891
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    1799
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    1891

    Henri Rousseau painted "Tiger in a Tropical Storm" in 1891.

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  5. What type of bridge is Tower Bridge?

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    Stone and iron
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    Cable suspension
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    Bascule and suspension
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    Defensive portcullis
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    Bascule and suspension

    According to Google Lens, Tower Bridge is a combination bascule and suspension bridge.

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  6. Which infamous ancient ruler does this painting depict?

    Courtesy of the National Gallery
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    Constantine the Great
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    Alexander the Great
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    Henry VIII
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    Julius Caesar
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    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great is the subject of Paolo Veronese's "The Family of Darius before Alexander the Great".

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  7. Finally, did you know St Paul’s Cathedral sits on the highest point in the City of London? On which hill is St Paul’s built?

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    Bank Hill
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    Queen Victoria Hill
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    Ludgate Hill
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    Cannon Hill
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    Ludgate Hill!

    According to Google Lens, St Paul’s is built on top of Ludgate Hill.

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No matter how smart you are, everyone can benefit from having Google Lens in their pocket. Try it out on Google Pixel 2 phones. All you have to do is say “OK, Google”, open Google Lens, and tap to find out more!

Henri Rousseau. Surprised! © The National Gallery, London. Bought, with aid of a substantial donation from the Hon. Walter H. Annenberg, 1972.

Georges Seurat. Bather at Asnieres. © The National Gallery, London. Bought, Courtauld Fund, 1924.

Paolo Veronese. The Family of Darius before Alexander. © The National Gallery, London

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