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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
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1 What is all ye need on earth, and all ye need to know?

2 Which novel by Alison Lurie deals with a biographer's attempt to piece together the life of a dead painter?

3 Spot the plot: Cyrano disguised as a (female) radio vet.

4 Spot the other plot: ex-con returns to Long Island, gets a job in a garage, falls in love with boss's daughter.

5 How did Handel triumph in the end?

6 "I bought a ticket to the world.

But now I've come back again.

Why do I find it hard to write the next line?" And what is it?

ANSWERS:

1 "Beauty is truth, truth beauty", at least according to Keats's "Ode on a Grecian Urn".

2 The Truth about Lorin Jones (1988). 3 The Truth About Cats and Dogs (1996) - Janeane Garofalo is the vet, Uma Thurman the prettier friend she gets to do her wooing, in Michael Lehmann's film.

4 The Unbelievable Truth (1990), Hal Hartley's debut feature film.

5 In the allegorical oratorio, The Triumph of Time and Truth - written in 1757, two years before his death.

6 "Oh I want the truth to be said" - say Spandau Ballet in their hit, "True".

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