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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
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1 "When as the rye reach to the chin / And chopcherry, chopcherry ripe within, / Strawberries swimming in the cream ... " And what else?

2 What circle included Sir Benjamin Backbite, Lady Sneerwell and Mrs Candour?

3 Pair off Haydn's Symphony no 55 and Miss Dyott, "Principal of Volumnia College for the Daughters of Gentlemen".

4 What establishment was established by Madge Bettany (and included her sister Jo among its intake)?

5 Who was Jerry Westerby?

6 What institution, run by Alistair Sim, did Ian Carmichael attend in his efforts to score off Terry-Thomas?

ANSWERS:

1 "And schoolboys playing in the stream" - from George Peele's play The Old Wives' Tale (1595). 2 The School for Scandal, in Sheridan's play. 3 The Schoolmaster (the nickname derives from the dotted figure in the slow movement, supposedly suggestive of a teacher's wagging finger) and The Schoolmistress of the play by Arthur Wing Pinero. 4 The Chalet School, in the 60-odd novels by Elinor M Brent-Dyer. 5 The Honourable Schoolboy, in the 1977 novel by John Le Carre. 6 School for Scoundrels - more properly, the College of Oneupmanship, in the 1960 film loosely based on Stephen Potter's Gamesmanship books.

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