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Monday 17 December 2018

Arts Quiz 2017 - the answers

Ai WeiWei, the artist and Chinese dissident. Photo: REUTERS
Ai WeiWei, the artist and Chinese dissident. Photo: REUTERS
Eamon Campbell Picture: Arthur Carron/Collins
Author Sally Rooney. Photo: Tony Gavin

The postman always rings more than twice here in January such is the voluminous response to our annual brainteaser that is the Great Arts Quiz.

As always, many nearly correct entries lost their way in the Bermuda Triangle that is the Picture Gallery. Memorably, that wonderful French actress Isabelle Huppert was mistaken for Madonna, while some readers chose - mystifyingly - to ignore the section altogether.

The carrot for all this hard work was a smashing prize of a weekend away for two at glorious Mount Juliet in Kilkenny. Set in 500 acres, the elegant estate recently opened their Hunters' Yard accommodation (below) which is a short walk from the Georgian manor house and our winner and their guest will enjoy dinner and two nights here.

The first all correct entry I opened came from Wexford-based Rory Dowling. Congratulations to him and well done to all our arts-loving readers who entered.

See you back here in 11 months!

- Madeleine Keane

Music: Cardi B. Athy. Khloe Kardashian. He was knocked off his bike in London. Chasing Abbey. Compton. Eminem. The Martin Hayes Quartet. Fats Domino. Bono, U2.

Film: Joe Heaney. Anthony Armstrong-Jones. Lynda Carter. The Battle of the Sexes. Harry Styles. Love/Hate. Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford. Wonder. Lady Bird. Simon Fitzmaurice/I Found My Tribe.

Art: Macroom. RCR Arquitectes (Rafae Aranda, Carme Pigem, Ramon Vilalta). Salvator Mundi. Subset. Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects. Hull/Because it was UK City of Culture. Sean McSweeney. Lady Caroline Blackwood. The National Gallery, Dublin. The Model Gallery, Sligo .

Books: Kazuo Ishiguro. The Break. My Name is Lucy Barton. Midwinter Break. Bobbi and Frances. Limbo/a state between death and rebirth in Tibetan Buddhism. George Bernard Shaw. The Costa First Novel Award. Roddy Doyle.Fairy tales.

Theatre: Waiting for Godot. Glenda Jackson. Grief is the Thing with Feathers. The Great Gatsby. The Everyman Theatre Co. Sam Mendes. Dermot Bolger. Selina Cartmell. Angela's Ashes. Medea.

Multiple Choice: A. Taylor Swift. C. Sinead Morrissey. B. Turtles all the Way Down. C. Bob Geldof. A. Malcolm Young. A. Aisling. B. Graydon Carter. B. Nowhere Fast. A. Whitney Houston. C. The Atlas of the Irish Revolution.

Gone, but not Forgotten:

1. David Cassidy - 'It's not about the fame and the money, because if you do good work, all that stuff comes.'

2. Gorden Kaye - 'Listen very carefully, I will say this only once.'

3. Mary Tyler Moore - 'You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.'

4. John Hurt - 'As Beckett said, "It's not enough to die. One has to be forgotten as well".'

5. Adam West (Batman) - 'It is the duty of every good citizen of Gotham City to report meeting a man from Mars in a public park.'

6. Derek Walcott - 'The time will come/ when, with elation/ you will greet yourself/ arriving at your own door.'

7. Roger Moore - 'I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor.'

8. Anita Pallenberg - 'I'm completely anti-establishment. The only things I like about the Queen are her scarves and her jewels.'

9. Sean Hughes - 'My skillset is being depressed about life, and that's all I can do.'

10. Michael Twomey - 'By the banks of my own lovely Lee.'

Picture Gallery: A. Eamon Campbell. B. Sally Rooney. C. Isabelle Huppert. D. Ai Weiwei E. Paul Murray F. Casey Affleck G. Vanessa Kirby. H. Maggi Hambling.

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