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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS

YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS

1 Which clubs included a) Bertie Wooster and b) Jeeves?

2 At which club did the younger brother of the Duke of Denver investigate some unpleasantness?

3 Which club's rules provided that "No member is permitted to take the least notice of any other one. Save in the Strangers' Room, no talking is, under any circumstances, permitted, and three offences, if brought to the notice of the committee, render the talker liable to expulsion"? Who was its most famous member (though his brother was much more famous)?

4 What club did Chris and Tina join, but not David and Jerry?

5 What, according to Mr Twemlow, "is the best club in London"?

6 Which (real-life) club included Alexander Pope, John Gay, Jonathan Swift and John Arbuthnot?

ANSWERS:

1 a) The Drones; b) The Junior Ganymede. 2 The Bellona - Lord Peter Wimsey investigated The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club in Dorothy Sayers's novel. 3 The Diogenes Club - haunt of Mycroft Holmes ("The Greek Interpreter", The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes). 4 Tom Tom Club, joined by Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, and not fellow Talking Heads David Byrne and Jerry Harrison. 5 The House of Commons, in Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens. 6 The Scriblerus Club, which apparently lasted for about six months in 1714, but bore fruit in later collaborations between its members.

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