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Offline LadyVirginia

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8th grade exam from 1912
« on: August 11, 2013, 12:39:16 PM »

Think you have what it takes to pass the 8th grade? Take a shot at these final exam questions:

How long of a rope is required to reach from the top of a building 40 feet high to the ground 30 feet from the base of a building?

What is a personal pronoun?

Through which waters would a vessel pass in going from England through the Suez Canal to Manila?

Compare arteries and veins as to function. Where is the blood carried to be purified?

During which wars were the following battles fought: Brandywine, Great Meadows, Lundy's Lane, Antietam, Buena Vista?

Sketch briefly Sir Walter Raleigh, Peter Stuyvesant.

Answers to the exam can be found on the Bullitt County History Museum's website.

I thought this observation was interesting.
"Some people say that the questions are trivial, but the questions relate to what the children at the time would have been familiar with," Strange said.

For example, there's a geography query: "Locate the following countries which border each other: Turkey, Greece, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania."

An 8th grader today may have trouble with that one but "the students back then would have to be familiar with that part of the world," according to Strange.

ha! From what I've read the kids in the US can't identify states neighboring their own!

The museum had this disclaimer on their site:
The museum staff has put together the following answer sheet for the 1912 examination displayed on another page. As we noted on that page, the test focused on some things that were more relevant at that time than now, and it should not be used to compare student knowledge then and now.
link (This link has complete exam)

Soo we only study things deemed relevant to our time? Who decides?
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Re: 8th grade exam from 1912
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 07:31:37 AM »
Soo we only study things deemed relevant to our time? Who decides?

The American Association of University Women, for one...who indoctrinate more indoctrinators, oops, I'm sorry educators, into the latest and greatest ideas pulled from some leftists arse!

Legal, institutionalized child abuse, can't call it anything else.

Oh, perhpas evil, that's all encompassing.   ;)

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