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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
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1 About John: like many of the upper class, he liked what?

2 What rather brittle collection did Laura Wingfield accumulate while waiting for a gentleman caller?

3 What, in a novel by Herman Hesse, was the favourite pastime of the scholars of Castalia?

4 "Once I had a love, and it was a gas - soon turned out to be a pain in the ass." What vital organ was the problem?

5 Up in the Dolomites, composer Michael Denison loves Italian girl Valentina Cortese, with Tito Gobbi contributing the odd tune. What peak is being scaled?

6 What would enable you to see 'Ackney Marshes, if it wasn't for what?

ANSWERS:

1 "Like many of the upper class, He liked the sound of broken glass." (Hilaire Belloc, "About John", New Cautionary Tales). 2 The Glass Menagerie, in the Tennessee Williams play. 3 The Glass Bead Game (1943). 4 "Heart of Glass" - the song by Blondie. 5 The Glass Mountain, in the 1949 film. 6 "Wiv a ladder and some glasses You could see to 'Ackney Marshes, If it wasn't for the 'ouses in between."

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