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Are You The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General?

Button up your red coat, shine your boots and wax your walrus moustache... it's time to see if you have what it takes to be a modern Major-General!

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  1. 1. Of which information are you least knowledgeable?

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    Animal
    Chemical
    Mineral
    Vegetable
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You've information vegetable, animal, and mineral.

  2. 2. Who was crowned King of England after the historical Battle of Hastings?

    Richard the Lionheart
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    Richard the Lionheart
    William the Conqueror
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    William the Conqueror
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You know the Kings of England and you quote the fights historical, from Marathon to Waterloo in order categorical

  3. 3. Solve for x, where x^2 - 4x - 32 = 0.

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    8, -4
    12, -8
    0, 4
    8, -12
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You're very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical, You understand equations, both the simple and quadratical

  4. 4. What is the longest side of a right-angled triangle called?

    Radius
    Hypotenuse
    Pythagoras
    Isosceles
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    About binomial theorem you're teeming with a lot o' news, With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse

  5. 5. Which of the following is not a scientific name for beings animalculous?

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    Amoebae
    Paramecia
    Microsporidia
    Gymnasium
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You know the scientific names of beings animalculous:

  6. 6. Which of the following is a paradox?

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    Rain on your wedding day
    Rain on your wedding day
    A time traveller stopping his own birth
    A time traveller stopping his own birth
    A coin flip landing on its edge
    A coin flip landing on its edge
    Being younger than your nephew
    Being younger than your nephew
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You've a pretty taste for paradox.

  7. 7. Select the painting by artist Raphael:

    The Sacrifice at Lystra
    The Sacrifice at Lystra
    The Quack
    The Quack
    Plundering the King's Cellar at Paris
    Plundering the King's Cellar at Paris
    Ecce Homo
    Ecce Homo
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You can tell undoubted Raphaels from Gerard Dows and Zoffanys

  8. 8. What are the froggy lyrics from the chorus of Aristophanes' play The Frogs?

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    Croak-croak-bworrrk-croak
    Ribbity-ribbit ribbity-rek
    Brekekekèx-koàx-koáx
    Hop-lick-a-lick hop-lick-lick
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You know the croaking chorus from The Frogs of Aristophanes!

  9. 9. Have you ever missed the opportunity to whistle all the tunes from H.M.S. Pinafore?

    Never!
    Always
    Sometimes?
    Well, hardly ever...
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You can hum a fugue of which you've heard the music's din afore, And whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense Pinafore

  10. 10. What specific details were interesting about Caractacus' uniform?

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    All of his armour was gold-plated
    His chestplate was studded with the teeth of his enemies
    Several arrowheads were stuck in the back
    He wore nothing but a loincloth
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You can tell every detail of Caractacus's uniform.

  11. 11. Which of these esoteric things has been incorrectly labelled?

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You know what is meant by "mamelon" and "ravelin", And you can tell at sight a Mauser rifle from a javelin

  12. 12. What, precisely, is meant by 'commissariat'?

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    Mournful sentiments written from loved ones to the recently deceased
    A military department that supplies food to troops
    The social class comprised of those who do manual labour for work
    An early sanitary napkin made from hemp fibre
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You know precisely what is meant by "commissariat"

  13. 13. If you have never 'sat a gee', you have never ridden a...

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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A better Major-General has never sat a gee.

Are You The Very Model Of A Modern Major-General?

You are not the very model of a modern Major-General

You can't tell a Mauser rifle from a javelin, solve the simplest mathematical equation or recite any historical works of art. For shame. For shame! FOR SHAME!

You are not the very model of a modern Major-General
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You are almost the very model of a modern Major-General

You have a commendable knowledge of modern gunnery, differential calculus and the mythic history of King Arthur, however you are not fully engaged in your employment.

You are almost the very model of a modern Major-General
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You can write a washing bill in Babylonic cuneiform whilst quoting in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus! In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral, you are the very model of a modern Major-General.

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