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SOLUTION TO LAST MONTH'S CRYPTOGRAM:
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.
OK. Everyone is telling me that the quizzes are too easy. I think so too, because no one has commented on my brilliant humor in the nasty wrong answer page which comes up when you put in the wrong answer and always includes a clue for the right answer. So this month I am going all out to make a hard one. This quiz is on Scottish sculptors!! You need only give their family names.
1. The person often considered the earliest Scottish sculptor to work in Scotland produced a famous piece called Alexander and Bucephasus in 1832. He also sculpted the statues of Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott found in Central Park in New York City. What is the sculptors name?
2. The sculptor who apprenticed to the sculptor in question #1, contributed the statue of William Wallace to the exterior of the Wallace Monument His name is
3. This sculptor born in 1799 is from Perthshire and is known for sculpting busts and classical and mythological figures. Among the people who trained under him was cabinet maker, sculptor and burglar, William Brodie!
4.The person who sculpted the statues of David Livingstone in Princes Street Gardens East in Edinburgh and the memorial statue if Robert Burns in Dumfries (to say nothing of three statues on the Scott Monument) was also part of the nationalist movement. Can you name the person?
5.Finally who is the Edinburgh born sculptor, who religious beliefs affected his work. His most famous piece called Our Lady of the Isles may be found in Rueval on South Uist His allegorical figures found on the faced if the National Library if Scotland in Edinburgh are doubtless seen by more people however.
ANSWERS TO LAST MONTH'S QUIZ:(1) Who is the saint commonly credit with bringing Christianity to Scotland
Answer: St. Columba
(2) Who is the patron saint of Scotland?
(3) What Scottish Archiplago (and world heritage site) seems to be named after a saint, even though no such named saint seems to exist? The place is famous for its appearance in Michael Powell's film The Edge of the World and also for being a natural nature reserve.
(4) Who is the saint known as the "Apostle to the Southern Picts"? The name also appears as the name of a small isle just off Mainland Shetland.
(5) Who is the patron saint of Eigg? This likely Irish born saint worked with the Picts in NW Scotland.