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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
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The Independent Culture
1 Who was the object of Dick Dewy's wooing?

2 When did Homer Simpson have a bad time in Hollywood?

3 "Gort! Klaatu barada nikto!" When might you have heard somebody say this?

4 When might you come across Bri and Sheila, their daughter Jo and their friends Freddie and Pam?

5 When did a weatherman called Phil Connors visit Punxsutawney, PA?

6 Opera: when did the Commandant of Breda listen to the pleadings of his wife, throw away his sword and embrace his enemy?

ANSWERS:

1 Fancy Day, the village schoolmistress, in Hardy's Under the Greenwood Tree. 2 The Day of the Locust - Nathanael West's novel about the miseries of Tinseltown in the Thirties. 3 On The Day the Earth Stood Still - Robert Wise's fine film about a peaceable alien (Klaatu) and his 10ft robot (Gort) coming to this planet and meeting hostility. 4 On A Day in the Death of Joe Egg - Peter Nichols' 1967 play about parents coping with a "human parsnip". 5 On Groundhog Day, in the 1993 Harold Ramis film.

6 On Friedenstag ("Day of Peace") - the 1938 opera by Richard Strauss about the Peace of Westphalia of 1648.

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