I’m indebted to my friend and colleague Geoff Petty for the following. I suggest it as one of the questions on Michael Gove’s ‘new style’ exam.
Please read the following extract from Jabberwocky and answer the questions using a quill pen.
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
Q1 What were the slithy toves doing?
Q2. Describe the borogroves in as few words as possible.
Q3. What did the mome raths do?
I bet you got them all correct. If you did, award yourself a Housepoint and get a job in the City.
Answers in a ministerial red box to Michael Gove MP, Lower Playground, Houses of Parliament.