AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Free Dating

Could You Pass This Test?

posted 7/19/2010 11:04:33 AM |
0 kudosgive kudos what's this?
    report abuse
tagged: education
  shyguy140

What it took to get an 8th grade education in 1895...

Remember when grandparents and great-grandparents stated that they only had an 8th grade education?

Well, check this out. Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895?

This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina , Kansas , USA ..

It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina ,

and reprinted by the Salina Journal..


8th Grade Final Exam:
Salina , KS - 1895

Grammar (Time, one hour)

1. Give nine rules for the use of capital letters.
2. Name the parts of speech and define those that have no modifications
3. Define verse, stanza and paragraph..
4. What are the principal parts of a verb? Give principal parts of 'lie,' 'play,' and 'run'.
5. Define case; illustrate each case.
6 What is punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of punctuation.
7 - 10. Write a composition of about 150 word s and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.

Arithmetic (Time,1 hour 15 minutes)

1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
2. A wagon box is 2 ft. Deep, 10 feet Long, and 3 ft. Wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?
3. If a load of wheat weighs 3,942 lbs, what is it worth at 50cts/bushel, deducting 1,050 lbs for tare?
4. District No 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
5 . Find the cost of 6,720 lbs. Coal at $6.00 per ton.
6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7percent per annum.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft long at $20 per metre?
8... Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance of which is 640 rods?
10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.

U.S. History (Time, 45 minutes)


1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided
2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus ..
3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial growth of the United States ..
5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas ..
6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton , Bell , Lincoln , Penn, and Howe ?
8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, 1865.

Orthography (Time, one hour)

[Do we even know what this is??]
1. What is meant by the following: alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication?
2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
3. What are the following, and give examples of each: trigraph, subvo cals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals?
4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u'.
5. Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e.' Name two exceptions under each rule.
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi, dis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup.
8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9.. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane , vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.

Geography (Time, one hour)

1 What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas ?
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
4. Describe the mountains of North America ..
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia , Odessa , Denver , Manitoba , Hecla , Yukon , St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall and Orinoco ..
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of th e U.S. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each.
8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
9.. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.



HUH??? Are they kidding ??? This is hard to believe....

Notice that the exam took FIVE HOURS to complete.

Gives the saying 'he only had an 8th grade education' a whole new meaning, doesn't it?

Also shows you how poor our education system has become and, no,

I don't have the answers ! Could you imagine the uproar from parents

if their children were subjected to a 5 hour exam these days ???

Copy & paste to friend: (Click inside box; Ctrl + C to copy; Ctrl + V to paste)

   read more blogs!

Blogs by shyguy140:
TRAFFIC JAM
BIKINI WAX
MEDICAL RESEACH
MINORITIES
Cheap Cruise
Special Rednecks
Have you had sex with more than one person the same day?
Vasectomy anyone?
Nurse abd Motorcycle Cop
Do you use cash or credit?
Heaven or Hell
CLOCKS IN HEAVEN
Could You Pass This Test?
SO WHO IS BEING SINGLED OUT?
Do You Sunbathe Nude?
Sex Therapist
COLLEGE EXAM
How Many States Have You Visited?
Duct Tape
Drinking With An Arizona Girl
Hidding in the Closet
The Penis Wants a Raise
Mexican Vacation
Mixed Breed?
A Good Salesman


Comments:

post a comment!

NightOfOld

Jul 19 @ 12:41PM  

I couls probably pass the first three, but not the last two. I said PROBABLY.
Wordsofwit

Jul 19 @ 1:02PM  
This is urban legend, this test was never given to eigth graders.




1bunny629

Jul 19 @ 2:42PM  
Well, even if it was never given to anybody but us, it is pretty darn tootin interesting! I would like to know all the answers Some I know, but I doubt I could focus long enough to give them to you or anyone!...so...where are the answers???
ksk72

Jul 19 @ 3:53PM  
My son is going to be in the 8th grade and I can tell the difference in what he is learning and what they taught when I was in school. It still shocks me to see how easy they have it now.
theSkwirl

Jul 19 @ 3:55PM  
Depends on what percentage we have to get correct in order to pass. The English, grammar, history and geography/social sciences I can do.. the Arithmetic, not so much. I have a block on the numbers.
sugarnspice005

Jul 19 @ 6:11PM  
Well, false or not.....isn't no way I'd pass that test. I'll admit to it.
LilGriz

Jul 20 @ 7:43AM  
Kids here in America complain about taking half of the day to take the PSAT or ACT. In most of Europe and other parts of the world, the college entrance exams take a week, and no retakes if you think you can do better. The tests are scheduled for you and if you miss - good luck on retaking - the next year.

free dating | mission statement | testimonials | safety warning | report abuse | safe list | privacy | legal | 2257 | advertise | link to us

© Copyright 2000-2014 Online Singles, LLC.
OS-WEB02
Could You Pass This Test?