THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS

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1 "Who steals my purse steals trash": expand.

2 What did Aunt Ada Doom see that turned her so peculiar?

3 Where would you find Carole Lombard faking death by radiation poisoning and Fredric March splashing her all over the front page?

4 Where would you read an account, in deliberately tedious detail, of the circumstances surrounding an event in the life of Robert Slocum?

5 How did Anthony Burgess celebrate the quatercentenary of Shakespeare's birth?

6 What conclusion did Philip Larkin arrive at in the poem "I Remember, I Remember"?

ANSWERS:

1 " 'Tis something, nothing, / 'Twas mine, `tis his, and has been slave to thousands" (Othello, Act III, scene iii). 2 "Something nasty in the woodshed" (or the tool-shed, or the bicycle shed - the location is never fixed), in Stella Gibbons's excursion into pastoral gothic Cold Comfort Farm. 3 William Wellman's film Nothing Sacred (1937), a pleasantly tasteless assault on press mores. 4 Joseph Heller's 1974 novel Something Happened. 5 With the publication, on 23 April 1964, of Nothing Like the Sun - a novel which caused some minor outrage by portraying Shakespeare as suffering from syphilis, and his Dark Lady as having dark skin. 6 "Nothing, like something, happens anywhere."

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