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Mars - The Bringer of War

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Mars  The Bringer of War game quiz
"A quiz based around "The Planets"."

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1. "Mars - The Bringer of War" is the first movement of "The Planets". How many movements are there in total?
    Six
    Eight
    Seven
    Nine


2. "Jupiter - The Bringer of Jollity" was later adapted into a hymn/patriotic song with words by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice. What is the title of the hymn?
    I Vow to Thee My Country
    Abide With Me
    Jerusalem
    Land of Hope and Glory


3. The fifth movement is "Saturn". What is Saturn the bringer of?
    Peace
    Old age
    Messages
    Mysticism


4. Which movement is sub-titled "The Magician"?
    Neptune
    Uranus
    Venus
    Mercury


5. Why is Pluto not included in "The Planets"?
    It hadn't been discovered at the time the work was written
    It had been discovered but not yet named
    The Disney Corporation claimed trademark rights on the title
    It was included but Holst disliked that movement so gave instructions it should never be played


6. Movement three, "Mercury - The Winged Messenger" refers to him being the messenger of the Roman gods. Who was his Greek equivalent?
    Hermes
    Eros
    Zeus
    Dionysus


7. "Venus - The Bringer of Peace" is the second movement. As a goddess Venus is usually more associated which what?
    Wisdom
    Love
    Prophecy
    Death


8. "Neptune - the Mystic", the final movement, has an unusual (for the time) ending. What is this?
    Fade-out
    The orchestra stand and walk off stage still playing
    The conductor leaves the stage before the orchestra has finished
    The final bars are played by the lead violin only


9. Is "The Planets" written from an astrological or astronomical viewpoint?
    Answer: (Type astrological or astronomical)


10. Gustav Holst wrote part of "The Planets" whilst living in which village in Essex?
    Frinton
    Orsett
    Thaxted
    Bradwell


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