artcetera; THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS

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1 Where was William Wordsworth on the morning of 3 September, 1802?

2 "Alas, I am very sorry to say/ That ninety lives have been taken away/ On the last Sabbath day of 1879,/ Which will be remember'd for a very long time." Taken away by what?

3 What killed five people on Friday noon, 20 July, 1714, on the high road between Lima and Cuzco?

4 What was the most important photo assignment of Robert Kincaid's life?

5 Who presided over the kitchen at 165 Eaton Place?

6 What did Col Nicholson build and Major Warden and Shears set out to blow up?

ANSWERS:

1 Presumably on Westminster Bridge, writing "Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802". 2 By "The Tay Bridge Disaster", as described by the poet William McGonagall. 3 The collapse of The Bridge of San Luis Rey, in Thornton Wilder's novel. 4 Photographing The Bridges of Madison County, in the notorious slushfest by Robert James Waller. 5 Mrs Bridges, played by Hermione Baddeley in Upstairs, Downstairs. 6 The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean, 1957).

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