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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS

YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS

1 Which detective hunted down the murderer of Sir Leicester Dedlock?

2 Which detective was Miles Archer's partner, and hired by Miss Wonderly?

3 Using those two answers, construct a novel by a Booker Prize-winning former civil servant that revolves around an affair between a teacher and the artist commissioned to paint his headmaster's portrait.

4 "Let the lamp affix its beam. The only emperor is" - who?

5 Who was the butler at Blandings Castle?

6 What film inspired Terry Gilliam's recent time-travel/mad-love spectacular 12 Monkeys?

ANSWERS:

1 Inspector Bucket, in Dickens's Bleak House.

2 Sam Spade, in Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon.

3 Iris Murdoch's The Sandcastle.

4. The Emperor of Ice Cream, according to the poem by Wallace Stevens.

5 Beach, in the stories by PG Wodehouse.

6 Chris Marker's 29-minute classic La Jetee (1962) - in English, The Pier.

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