One would have to be a special kind of dunce to miss the context and message here.
The penalty for a miss is the same as in the sprint (dunce Lap).
Like the pursuit, there are four stops for shooting, but in lieu of a dunce Lap each miss adds a full minute to your total time.
Franco is cruel, capricious, and a dunce at statecraft (he declares war simultaneously on Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay).
But such branding ostracizes that behavior, like the film should be forced to wear a dunce cap and publicly shamed in the corner.
Another error, obvious to any dunce, was concealed from Milton by his own intellectual greatness.
Fowell learnt very little at school, and was regarded as a dunce and an idler.
Hackslaver, to stammer in ones speech, like a dunce at his lesson.
He was long described by his Spartan mother, who thought him a dunce, as only ‘food for powder.’
dunce, wittily or willfully derived from Duns, surnamed "Scotus."
"dullard," 1570s, from earlier Duns disciple "follower of John Duns Scotus" (c.1265-1308), Scottish scholar of philosophy and theology supposed to have been born at Duns in Berwickshire. By 16c., humanist reaction against medieval theology singled him out as the type of the hairsplitting scholastic. It became a general term of reproach applied to more conservative philosophical opponents by 1520s, later extended to any dull-witted student.