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A Test for Muffy’s Students at the end of their Four Years at Aldrich College.
Dear Ms. Aldrich:
As your time before the unwashed masses draws to an end, it may be time to test your readership. Don’t these loyal readers deserve to know whether they have learned anything during their four years at Aldrich College?
Here are ten simple multiple choice questions. Readers should not resort to your blog, any notes they may have taken during class or the internet.
These question test a student’s basic knowledge of Prep; they are objective and, may I submit, any true Prep worth her Cable Knit Cashmere will know the correct answers without breaking a sweat (not that they sweat in the first place, of course).
Question 1 “The Hill” is:
a. The highest point in Nantucket;
b. A family restaurant in Blue Hill, Maine;
c. A prep school in Pottstown, Pennsylvania; or
d. A novel about the Pilgrims.
Question 2 “Conanicut” is:
a. The Indian trail that runs through Westport, Connecticut;
b. A yacht club in Rhode Island;
c. A fraternity at Dartmouth; or
d. A harbor near Trenton, Maine.
Question 3 “Fat Ladies” is:
a. An annual ball at Mount Holyoke;
b. A consignment store in Cambridge, Massachusetts;
c. A beach on Nantucket; or
d. A sandwich served at Hamilton College’s Pub.
Question 4 “Book and Snake” is:
a. A famous literature course at Harvard;
b. Rigging on a J24 sailboat;
c. A secret society at Yale; or
d. A Halloween Party at Tiger Club.
Question 5 “Crack House” is:
a. A place where drugs are sold;
b. A famous sailing gear store in Portsmouth, NH;
c. The home of Bowdoin’s lacrosse team captains; or
d. A Christmas cocktail.
Question 6 Which of the following is not a private school:
c. Agnes Irwin; or
Question 7 The “White Mule” is:
a. Colby College’s Mascot;
b. A bar on MV;
c. A cocktail made from Milk and Vodka; or
d. A Byrn Mawr coed on graduation day.
Question 8 A “Bull Shot” is:
a. A special bullet for skeet shooting;
b. A drink made with consumme;
c. The start of a One Design Race; or
d. A touchdown in touch football.
Question 9 “Out of the Crease” means:
a. A lacrosse goalie as left his/her goal area;
b. One has had a few too many cocktails;
c. You have left Bar Harbor’s waters; or
d. Your trousers are not cuffed.
Question 10 “PA” stands for
a. Your father;
b. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
c. A Prep School in Massachusetts; or
d. Too much personal attention from a salesperson.
Please feel free to submit your own questions as well.