One of the most popular parts of the parody history textbook 1066 And All That is the series of spoof exam papers that the authors included at the end of several chapters. I have drawn inspiration from 1066 And All That for my own mock review exercises, based on The Funny Dictionary. How well do you know The Funny Dictionary? Take this exam to find out... Or not.
You have five minutes to complete this exam, starting three minutes ago. Answer the following questions in alphabetical order. Answer only ONE question at a time. You must answer ALL questions at least once.
1. Who do you admire most, AL FRESCO or AVE DOMINE, or vice versa?
2. Fill in the names of at least some of the following:
3. Arrange in this order:
(a) ELIZABETH I
(b) ELIZABETH II
5. Did anyone call IBID a famous Latin play? If not, who did?
6. Using graph paper, graph the incidence of:
7. What colour is VERTIGO? Illustrate with examples.
8. What happened to question 4?
9. Translate into French at least two of the following:
(a) COUP DE GRACE
10. What are the chief differences between:
(a) An INSULT?
(b) An INTERVAL?
11. In what year did the following occur:
12. EMU is to GELATINE as GIRAFFE is to:
13. An INVERTED SENTENCE is a sentence that makes sense either way. Provide no less than one example.
14. Turbulate the following:
15. Who married MAGNA CARTA?
16. Complete the following sentence: "MEMORY is the thing you forget with."
17. Select half of the following words and give their antonyms:
18. What is the MULTITUDE of 5 NONPLUS 10?
19. How many sides has an EMPIRE?
20. Where has POLYGON?
21. Calculate (without using a calculator) the weight of:
22. In 10 words or fewer, name all the PRIME MINISTERS.
23. Discuss the PROS AND CONS of:
24. How do you spell SILHOUETTE? (without looking at the dictionary).
25. Show an example of a MIRACLE.
26. Locate on a map:
27. ZEBRA. True or False?