Could your kids pass an eighth grade exam from 1912?

Posted By on July 31, 2013

My son Taylor shared a bunch of eighth grade exam questions and wondered if I thought today’s high school graduates could even pass this test. Not only were we shocked with what students from 1912 were expected to learn, we were doubly impressed that the test was from a county school in Kentucky (no offense to Kentucky residents).



  • Or a better question … can YOU answer the 8th grade exam questions from 1912? 😉

  • libertyanyday

    there arent 5 percent of graduating seniors from high school who could pass this test. how far we have come…. disgusting

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