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Are you smarter than an 8th grader from 1912?

A copy of the 1912 eighth grade exam was donated to the Bullitt County History Musuem in Kentucky giving a glimpse of what students were learning more than a century ago.


The exam covers eight subjects: reading, spelling, arithmetic, grammar, physiology, history, government, and geography. This period of time was right around the corner from World War I, eighteen men from Bullitt County would die in the conflict. Let’s take a look a a few of these questions to see if you are smarter than a 1912 eighth grader. Can you answer the following?

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