Thursday, April 2, 2015

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu Volume 01


"Hm? What's wrong?"

"...Yuuji, when were the Taika Reforms again?"

"You're a third-year now, and you still don't know? You really are dumb, Shouko."

"...We haven't been taught that part yet. You're just too smart."

"It's easy to memorize. Just remember 'Accident-Free Reforms' [1]."


"It's because no accidents occurred during the Taika Reforms. Make sure you remember that."
"I will."

"They happened in the year 625."

"...All right, I've memorized it."

"Good. Make sure you remember."

"...Don't worry, I won't forget."

The First Question

Please answer the following question:
To reduce the weight of frying pans, magnesium is used in the manufacturing process. However,
this will cause an undesirable result when used in cooking. Describe what happens, and name an
alloy that could be used to replace magnesium.

Himeji Mizuki's Answer:
A violent chemical reaction will occur when magnesium is exposed to direct fire, causing it to
burn. Duralumin could be used to replace magnesium.
Teacher's Comment:
Correct. The question specifically asked for an alloy, so answering "iron" would be incorrect.
You weren't tricked.

Tsuchiya Kouta's Answer:
Because the gas bill wasn't paid.
Teacher's Comment:
That is irrelevant to the question.

Yoshii Akihisa's Answer:
Futuranium could be used (<- it'll be super hard).
Teacher's Comment:
That hasn't been discovered yet, has it?

This is my second spring here in Fumizuki Academy.

To welcome new students, both sides of the slope leading to the academy were filled with
dazzling, flowering cherry blossoms. I'm not the type of elegant, classy person to stop and
appreciate the sight, but it was just so beautiful that I couldn't help being mesmerized.

That happened for just an instant, though.

My mind certainly was filled with thoughts of spring, but they weren't about cherry blossoms; I
was eager to find out what my new classroom and who my comrades of war, whom I will be
sharing it with, will be.

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