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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
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The Independent Culture
1 "- - has been handed down to us,/ -- is a flower that's free./ -- means our own dear town to us,/ And our - - it forever will be."

2 Haydn did 12 of them, Vaughan Williams just the one: what?

3 Where would you meet people called Guy Clinch, Purchase, Talent and Six ...

4 ... And what about Courtly, Harkaway, Spanker and Meddle?

5 What film revolves around Clint Eastwood's efforts to steal a pair of shoes?

6 What vision of the future, by the author of Bevis, sees the city reduced to a poisonous swamp inhabited by cruel dwarfs?

ANSWERS:

1 "London Pride", in a song by Noel Coward. 2 London symphonies - the name given collectively to Haydn's last 12 (nos 93-104); Vaughan Williams's second symphony was given the title A London Symphony by the composer. 3 London Fields: all characters in the novel by Martin Amis. 4 In Dion Boucicault's play, London Assurance (1841). 5 London Kills Me, Clint Eastwood being the name of one of the druggy west-London characters of Hanif Kureishi's film. 6 Richard Jefferies's After London (1885).

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