Eighth grade exam from 1912.

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Are you smarter than a century old eighth grader?


Math

1. Spell out these numbers: .00003, .5764, 43.37

2. Solve: 35.7, plus 4

3. Solve: At $1.62 1/2 a cord, what will be the cost of a pile of wood 24 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 6 feet 3 inches high?

Grammar

1. What is a personal noun?

2. Define common noun, proper noun.

3. Adjectives have how many degrees of comparison? Compare good; wise; beautiful.

Geography

1. Locate Erie Canal; what waters does it connect, and why is it important?

2. Locate the following countries which border each other: Turkey, Greece, Serbia, Montenegro, and Romania.

3. Locate these cities: Mobile, Quebec, Buenos Aires, Liverpool, Honolulu.

Physiology

1. How does the liver compare in size with other glands in the human body? Where is it located? What does it secrete?

2. Define Cerebrum and Cerebellum.

3. Where is the chief nervous center of the body?

Civil Government

1. Name and define the three branches of government in the United States.

2. Give three duties of the President. What is meant by the veto power?

3. Name three rights given Congress by the Constitution and two rights denied Congress.

History

1. Who first discovered the following places: Florida, Pacific Ocean, Miss (Mississippi) River, St. Lawrence River?

2. Describe the battle of Quebec.

3. Name two Presidents who have died in office and three who were assassinated.
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of course im smarter than a century-old eighth grader. If he's been held back that many times, he cant be all that smart
 
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lol nowadays all u gotta do to pass 8th grade is behave
Ayooo I'm def not proud of this but I passed 8th grade with all F's and one D.

From what I was told my middle school was not aloud to hold back 8th graders (too crowded) So I took that and ran with it.
 

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Damn b. Feel mad stupid for only knowing half.
That’s decent. These exams are primarily time period trivia. There's no reason for you to be familiar with the numerical value of a cord or the Erie Canal in 2013.
 
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They were probably smacked with heavy rulers for getting a question wrong.
 
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I know about 5/6 of them.

One of the math questions and the grammar section. 


Geography, Physiology, Civil Government, and History were dialed. 
 
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Off the top of my head, I was able to do 16 out of 18 questions. If I had a pencil and paper I would've been able to do Math question #3.

I don't know what The Battle of Quebec was/is.
 
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Just because their test from a 101 years ago seems difficult to us, doesn't mean they had a better education than us. Those questions are focused on the curriculum they had.
 
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Ayooo I'm def not proud of this but I passed 8th grade with all F's and one D.

From what I was told my middle school was not aloud to hold back 8th graders (too crowded) So I took that and ran with it.

oh lord......... i believe you brah
 
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