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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
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The Independent Culture
1 What mountain was ascended by Michael Ransom?

2 What source of wealth lay beyond the mountains known as Sheba's Breasts?

3 What mountain would you expect to hear an Abyssinian maid singing about?

4 What mountain, in the canton of Grisons, did Hans Castorp visit?

5 Where would you expect to come across a highly musical witches' sabbath on St John's Night?

6 Where was an art-teacher called Jonathan Hemlock expected to kill somebody, though he wasn't sure who?

ANSWERS:

1 F6 (Auden and Isherwood: The Ascent of F6). 2 King Solomon's Mines (H Rider Haggard). 3 Mount Abora ("It was an Abyssinian maid,/ And on her dulcimer she played,/ Singing of Mount Abora" - Coleridge, "Kubla Khan"). 4 The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann). 5. The bare mountain, as depicted in Modest Musorgsky's orchestral piece Night on the Bare Mountain. 6 On the Eiger, in the film The Eiger Sanction (Hemlock, the Clint Eastwood character, an art-teacher employed by the CIA, has to kill one of three climbing companions, but he doesn't know which one).

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