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Adventures of a Chocolate Soldier
Thematic 10Q Tough
"I am a newly made, bright and shiny chocolate soldier. Follow me on my various adventures as I move from place to place."
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At the place where I was made, I was put in a box with a lot of other chocolate soldiers. Imagine my joy when I was unpacked and put in the window of one of London's most prestigious food stores. Located on Piccadilly, what is the name of this shop?
Harvey Nichols Food Hall
Harrods Food Hall
Fortnum and Mason
After sitting in the shop window as part of an army of chocolate soldiers for a few days, several of us were bought. We were transported to a theatre, where we found ourselves part of the scenery in a ballet. Which ballet, usually performed at Christmas, features toys fighting the Mouse King?
Packed up and moved on again, my companions in arms and I find ourselves in a cinema foyer as part of a publicity display for a film called "The Chocolate Soldier". Who wrote this operetta?
Gilbert and Sullivan
A chocolate soldier's life is not without incident. I was nearly eaten by a dog today, but fortunately his owner saved me in time. Why would eating me have been very bad for the dog?
It would have made the dog fat
Chocolate is poisonous to dogs
It would have made the dog crave chocolate
It would make the dog hyperactive
Saved from the dog, I next find myself decorating a cocktail bar. I am now so famous there is a cocktail named after me. What are the two main ingredients of the chocolate soldier cocktail?
Vodka and Rum
Whisky and Ginger Beer
Brandy and White Wine
Cognac and Dry Vermouth
While I am still in the bar, some Australians come in. They refuse to order a chocolate soldier, as in their native land this is slang for what?
Someone who dresses up in uniform at the weekends
Someone who won't fight
Someone who mucks out horses
Thrown out by the bar, I am picked up by an author who puts me on his desk and uses me as inspiration for his book. Written by C.T. Studd, what is the theme of his book "The Chocolate Soldier"?
The futility of war
I'm afraid that my bright and shiny foil covering is starting to get a bit soiled and worn, but at least I'm still here. Several of the other chocolate soldiers in my army have gone to be melted down. What edible insect have they been used to coat in chocolate?
Oh the indignity! From being a smart and beautiful milk chocolate soldier, I have gone to being shoved in the back of a cupboard, uniform tatty and torn in places, one foot slightly nibbled by mice. I am now two years past my "sell by" date. Am I still safe to eat?
Only if melted and used in baking
Only if unopened
My adventures have come to an end. I am consigned to the rubbish bin. Another chocolate soldier in pristine condition has taken my place. Regrettably, chocolate soldiers have never been issued to real soldiers in military rations. When was the first military chocolate issued to American troops as part of their basic field rations?
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Compiled May 25 13