Punch,  46 (1864), 93.

The Staff College

A Bewildered Candidate for the Staff


Letter, Spoof


Education, Mathematics, Palaeontology, Geology, Chemistry, Pneumatics

    The candidate asks Punch for advice on the complicated questions that he has to answer for 'the next Staff College Entrance Examination'. He then presents a sample question which parodies the incomprehensibility of military examination papers and consists of an incongruous mixture of assertions about mathematics, palaeontology, geology, chemistry, and pneumatics.

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