The Saturday quiz
1. Which decade did WH Auden describe as "low, dishonest"?
2. Alan Paton; William Wycherley; William Wyler; the Coen brothers. What's the connection?
3. Modest was the alliterative first name of which composer (1839-1881)?
4. The Hound of the Baskervilles is set largely on which moor?
5. The last time a hereditary honour was granted to anyone outside the Royal Family was in 1991. The recipient, who was made a baronet, died in 2003. In the meantime his wife, who is still alive, was made a Baroness. Which couple?
6. The folktale of Bluebeard, first published in 1697, originated in which European country?
7. Which is the only record to have twice been Christmas No 1 – in 1975, and in 1991?
8. Tex Avery (1908-1980) was a leading exponent of which branch of cinematic art?
9. The Ridotto, established in a wing of a Venetian palace in 1638, was the West's first legal what?
10. Which western European country – population 320,000 – has no public railway?
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 3 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 4 Julian Assange and Edward Snowden join piracy mogul Kim Dotcom’s political campaign in New Zealand
- 5 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute