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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS

1 How does Touchstone use his folly (according to the Duke)?

2 What contribution to science did George Stubbs make in 1766?

3 What film largely concerns a football match between Huxley College and Darwin U? (If it helps, the password is "Swordfish".)

4 By what alias was Lord John Morgan better known?

5 What was Alan Strang's extremely nasty habit?

6 Herself Surprised, To Be a Pilgrim - and what next?

ANSWERS:

1 "He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit" (As You Like It, V iv). 2 He published his classic treatise on The Anatomy of the Horse - a series of plates based on illustrations he made while living in isolation on a Lincolnshire farm in 1756-58. 3 Horse Feathers (1932), directed by Norman Z McLeod and starring the Marx Brothers. 4 A Man Called Horse - Lord John was the English aristocrat (played by Richard Harris in Elliot Silverstein's 1970 film and its sequels) captured by the Sioux and forced to participate in some particularly painful rituals. 5 Blinding horses, in Peter Shaffer's play Equus. 6 The Horse's Mouth (1944), the last novel in Joyce Cary's trilogy about the artist Gulley Jimson.

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