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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS

YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS

1 What celebrated character of modern fiction introduces himself with the following words:

"Why do you sit there like that?/ I know it is wet/ And the sun is not/ sunny./ But we can have/ Lots of good fun that is funny!"?

2 Whose powers of levitation would make a fakir stare?

3 How does the fog come, according to Carl Sandburg?

4 Which horror films generally credited with being the first one not to show its monster?

5 What does Maggie tell Brick she feels like?

6 Who first hit the charts with a single called "I Love My Dog" (and later had a very minor hit with "Kitty")?

ANSWERS:

1 "The Cat in the Hat". 2 "Macavity, the Mystery Cat", in "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats". 3 "The fog comes/ on little cat feet" ("The Fog"). 4 Val Lewton's 1942 "Cat People". 5 "A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", in the play by Tennessee Williams. 6 Cat Stevens, improbably enough ("I Love My Dog" got to No 28 in 1966; "Kitty" scraped No 47 for a week in 1967).

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