Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Can you pass a 8th Grade 1912 Test? Maybe not...

The Daily Mail published this and what a story.  Just take a look at some of the questions that 8th graders had to answer around the turn of the century - Kentucky 8th graders no less!  Some of the questions look like they would stump College Students today!  What do you think - were children smarter 100 years ago?

Could you pass this test? A general examination to test eighth grade students in Kentucky's Bullitt County school system in 1912 has stumped some modern adults and ignited a debate over the intelligence of children today

Testing memory: The arithmetic, geography, civil government, physiology, grammar and history questions range from 'What is a personal pronoun?' to 'Who first discovered Lawrence River?' and 'Define Cerebrum'

Eighth grade equivalent to university? Comparatively, the number of children aged 15 to 17 attending school in 1910 was just 268 children, out of a possible 523

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