1. History: When Was The Louisiana Purchase?
Good God, you don’t know, do you. You’re within a few years, but you’re not quite sure.
2. Language: Please pronounce the following two phrases — “Trumpeter Swan” and “Schumpeter Fan.”
Now explain the differences in sound, in every one of the four syllables, of these two phrases?
3. Literature: Can a play written in iambic pentameter admit of a line of five trochees?
You know the answer: Never, never, never, never, never.
That’s all for now.