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    Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895? This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, KS, USA. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS, and reprinted by the Salina Journal.

    8th GRADE FINAL EXAM
    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, lay and run.
    5. Define Case, Illustrate each Case.6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of Punctuation.
    7. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.



    Arithmetic (Time, 1.25 hours)
    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 3942 lbs., what is it worth at
    50cts/bushel, deducting 1050lbs. 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 cost of 6720 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 meter?
    8 Find bank discount on $300 for! 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
    9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance around which is 640 rods?
    10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.



    U. S. History (Time, 45 minutes)
    1. Give the epochs into which U. S. History is divided.
    2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus.
    3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
    4. Show the territorial growth of the United States.
    5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas.
    6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
    7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?
    8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, 1865.



    Orthography (Time, one hour)
    1. What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication?
    2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
    3. What are the following, and give examples of each: Trigraph, sub vocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals?
    4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u'.
    5. Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e.' Name two exceptions under each rule.
    6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
    7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup
    8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd,cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
    9. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
    10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.



    Geography (Time, one hour)
    1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
    2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?
    3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
    4. Describe the mountains of North America.
    5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver,Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall &Orinoco.
    6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.
    7. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each.
    8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
    9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
    10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.
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    QUOTE(tallahassee blues fan @ Sep 21 2005, 12:08 PM) Quoted post

    Geography (Time, one hour)
    1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
    2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?
    3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
    4. Describe the mountains of North America.
    5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver,Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall &Orinoco.
    6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.
    7. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each.
    8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
    9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
    10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.
    [/b][/quote]
    Slam dunk.

    1) Whatever liberals say it is so they can fund their causes or take money away from those who have it.
    2) God.
    3) Swimming. Swimming.
    4) Tall.
    5) They are all cities, states, territories or other geographical points of reference.
    6) New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami and the city formerly known as New Orleans.
    7) Europe Union, Brussels, Belgium
    8) See number 2.
    9) Evaporation and urination.
    10) Slowly, but steadily. Tilted slightly like a hooker after a full night.

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    • #3
      wtf is an epoch?
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      • #4
        Tal,

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        • #5
          QUOTE(lazydaze @ Sep 21 2005, 12:15 PM) Quoted post

          wtf is an epoch?
          [/b][/quote]
          A remarkable period of history.

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          • #6
            QUOTE(lazydaze @ Sep 21 2005, 12:15 PM) Quoted post

            wtf is an epoch?
            [/b][/quote]

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            • #7
              Who the shit doesn't know what an epoch is?

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              • #8
                QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Sep 21 2005, 12:29 PM) Quoted post

                WTF is an epoch?
                [/b][/quote]
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                • #9
                  I probably knew what an epoch was in 5th grade.

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                  • #10
                    QUOTE(pgrote @ Sep 21 2005, 11:15 AM) Quoted post

                    1) Whatever liberals say it is so they can fund their causes or take money away from those who have it.

                    [/b][/quote]

                    torch?
                    Damn these electric sex pants!

                    26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

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                    • #11
                      QUOTE(GloveSaveandaBeauty @ Sep 21 2005, 10:36 AM) Quoted post

                      I probably knew what an epoch was in 5th grade.
                      [/b][/quote]


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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(tallahassee blues fan @ Sep 21 2005, 12:08 PM) Quoted post

                        Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895? This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, KS, USA. It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS, and reprinted by the Salina Journal.

                        8th GRADE FINAL EXAM
                        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, lay and run.
                        5. Define Case, Illustrate each Case.6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of Punctuation.
                        7. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.



                        Arithmetic (Time, 1.25 hours)
                        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 3942 lbs., what is it worth at
                        50cts/bushel, deducting 1050lbs. 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 cost of 6720 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 meter?
                        8 Find bank discount on $300 for! 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
                        9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance around which is 640 rods?
                        10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.



                        U. S. History (Time, 45 minutes)
                        1. Give the epochs into which U. S. History is divided.
                        2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus.
                        3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
                        4. Show the territorial growth of the United States.
                        5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas.
                        6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
                        7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?
                        8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, 1865.



                        Orthography (Time, one hour)
                        1. What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic, orthography, etymology, syllabication?
                        2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
                        3. What are the following, and give examples of each: Trigraph, sub vocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals?
                        4. Give four substitutes for caret 'u'.
                        5. Give two rules for spelling words with final 'e.' Name two exceptions under each rule.
                        6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
                        7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, sup
                        8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: card, ball, mercy, sir, odd,cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
                        9. Use the following correctly in sentences: cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
                        10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.



                        Geography (Time, one hour)
                        1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
                        2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?
                        3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
                        4. Describe the mountains of North America.
                        5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver,Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall &Orinoco.
                        6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.
                        7. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each.
                        8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
                        9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
                        10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give the inclination of the earth.
                        [/b][/quote]


                        http://www.snopes.com/language/document/1895exam.htm

                        The Earth is flat.

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                        • #13
                          QUOTE(lasvegasreb @ Sep 21 2005, 12:16 PM) Quoted post

                          Tal,

                          Do you post every chain email you receive?
                          [/b][/quote]


                          [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.gif[/img] Is it that obvious?
                          June 9, 1973 - The day athletic perfection was defined.

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                          • #14
                            I'd have to call my 8th grader to get the info. Ironically enough, I saw a worksheet the other day with some of this on it.

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                            • #15
                              If those people were so smart, why are they all dead?
                              "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
                              --Albert Einstein

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