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?
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