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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
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1 What is the corollary of the proposition that simple faith is more than Norman blood?

2 Where did Captain Shotover live?

3 What links PC Nick Rowan with Neal Cassady?

4 Who was Scobie?

5 What was the Edinburgh Tolbooth, and how was it commemorated by Sir Walter Scott?

6 Who, at the time of his death, was writing a report for the Society for the Suppression of Savage Customs?

ANSWERS:

1 "Kind hearts are more than coronets," according to Tennyson in "Lady Clara Vere de Vere" ("Howe'er it be, it seems to me,/ 'Tis only noble to be good./ Kind heats are more than coronets,/ And simple faith than Norman blood"). 2 Heartbreak House (Shaw, 1919). 3 Both featured in something called, more or less, Heartbeat - Rowan is the character played by Nick Berry in the Sixties-set TV series; Cassady, Jack Kerouac's bohemian pal, was played by Nick Nolte in John Byrum's 1979 film. (In fact, the film's title is usually written as two words.) 4 The heavy-drinking deputy commissioner of police in Graham Greene's The Heart of the Matter. 5 The old prison of Edinburgh - it was also known as the Heart of Midlothian, which gave Scott the title for his 1818 novel. 6 Mr Kurtz, in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

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