".... for permanent cookhouse duties, I've decided that Private Quelch is just the man for the job."

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#1

“… for permanent cookhouse duties, I’ve decided that Private Quelch is just the man for the job.” Of course, it was a joke for days afterwards; a joke and a joy to all of us.
(a) Which word in the extract is opposite to ‘temporary’?
(b) Why was Private Quelch given cookhouse duties?
© What was the joke for days afterwards?


#2

(a) The word is ‘permanent’.
(b) Private Quelch had disturbed the Corporal’s lecture by showing off his knowledge of grenades and was thus given this duty as punishment.
© Quelch being assigned cook house duties was the joke for days afterwards.