1895 8th grade Final Exam

1895 8th grade final exam

This is really an eye-opener – do you still believe that ‘Dumbing Down of America’ is a conspiracy?  Years ago American EDUCATORS TEACHING CRITICAL THINKING were the best in the world.  Teaching critical thinking is key to inventive, creative creation in our society and why it had to be stopped by the communist CIA of Bankers & Lawyers.  Intelligent ‘Thinking’ people are more difficult to manipulate & control.  Years ago many only went to the 8th grade, but they graduated from 8th grade with more intelligence than our Professors in Universities possess in our ‘modern post-industrial’ world.  Our schools no longer teach critical thinking but are ‘socially engineered’ to indoctrinate our youth to Marxist communist immorality to the destruction of our sovereign Constitutional Republic.


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 words 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 7 percent.
  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.

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Also read: “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America”


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