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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS
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The Independent Culture
1 What is the full title of Damien Hirst's celebrated shark in a tank?

2 Name the 1968 novel by Nicholas Mosley, filmed by John Frankenheimer in 1973 with Alan Bates in the lead.

3 Willie, Barney, Rollin, Cinnamon and, of course, Jim - what did they perform?

4 "My love is of a birth as rare/ As 'tis for object strange and high:/ It was begotten" - by who, upon whom? Says who?

5 According to Sherlock Holmes in The Sign of Four, when you have eliminated what, whatever remains must be what?

6 Conversely, what was the umbrella title given by Howard Barker to a sequence of 10 short plays, which included The Weaver's Ecstasy at the Discovery of New Colour and The Necessity for Prostitution in Advanced Societies?

ANSWERS

1. The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living. 2. Impossible Object -the film is also known as Story of a Love Story. 3. Mission Impossible: membership of the IMF - Impossible Missions Force - changed over the years, but the five named above were the longest-serving combination. 4. By Despair, upon Impossibility, according to Andrew Marvell in "The Definition of Love". 5. "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." 6. "The Possibilities."

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