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Remedial Education: Could you have passed out of the eighth grade in 1895?

"This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 from Salina, KS, USA. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smoky Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS" -- from the website.

The test is comprehensive, covering not only readin', writin' and 'rythmatic, but U.S. history, orthography, and geography. The questions range from finding the interest on $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 percent through the causes and results of the Revolutionary War to explaining why the Atlantic Coast is colder than the Pacific at the same latitude. Each section has a time limit, with the overall total length of the exam at just over 5 hours. No indication about whether you're allowed to take a bathroom break. The site doesn't provide answers, but you may consult your favorite search engine, a crutch unavailable to the young scholars of 1895.

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