Can You Pass an 8th Grade Test from 1912?

1. Who invented the telephone and the record player?

  • Marconi, Hertz
  • Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell
  • Benjamin Franklin, James Madison
  • Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison

2. A man bought a farm for $2400 and sold it for $2700. What percent did he gain?

  • 1.125%
  • 12.5%
  • 25%
  • 30%

3. Which of these is a proper noun?

  • Properness
  • Political
  • Politician
  • Paris

4. Give three duties of the president.

  • Commanding the armed forces, making sure laws are enforced, declaring war
  • Commanding the armed forces, proposing bills to Congress, making sure laws are enforced
  • Commanding the armed forces, signing bills from Congress, leading America in prayer
  • Appearing on TV, flying in Air Force One, being awesome

5. Define cerebrum and cerebellum.

  • Parts of the heart.
  • Little spoons used for eating dessert.
  • Parts of the brain
  • Parts of a horse's bridle.

6. Adjectives have how many degrees of comparison?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7

7. A school enrolls 120 pupils and the number of boys was two thirds the number of girls. How many of each sex were enrolled?

  • 40 boys and 80 girls
  • 24 girls and 96 boys
  • 45 boys and 75 girls
  • 48 boys and 72 girls

8. Where is the blood carried to be purified?

  • Heart.
  • Kidneys and liver.
  • Left and right ventricles.
  • Gallbladder.

9. Locate the following mountains: Blue Ridge, Himalayas, Andes, Alps.

  • Appalachia, India/Nepal, South America, France/Italy
  • Appalachia, Pakistan/Afghanistan, South America, France/Spain
  • Rocky Mountains, India/Nepal, South America, France/Spain
  • Rocky Mountains, India/Nepal, North America, France/Italy

10. What waters are connected by the Erie Canal?

  • Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes
  • Lake Michigan and Lake Erie
  • Pacific Ocean and Lake Tahoe
  • The Hudson River and the Delaware River

11. Where is the liver located? What does it secrete?

  • Above the diaphragm; bile.
  • Below the diaphragm; bile.
  • Above the diaphragm; plasma.
  • Below the diaphragm; plasma.

12. Name the last battle of the Civil War.

  • Battle of Palmito Ranch.
  • Battle of Bull Run.
  • Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Battle of Antietam.

13. 'William struck James.' Change the voice of the verb.

  • James struck William.
  • James was struck by William.
  • William was struck by James.
  • William hit James.

14. In the sentence 'John ran over the bridge,' parse the word 'bridge.'

  • Singular noun, subject of sentence
  • Regular verb, active voice, present tense
  • Singular noun, object of sentence
  • A structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water

15. Name in order of their size the three largest states in America.

  • Texas. California. Montana.
  • Florida. Wyoming. California.
  • Nevada. California. Arizona.
  • Oregon. Louisiana. California

16. Give the causes of the war of 1812.

  • British trade restrictions, forced recruitment of Americans into the British Navy, and British support for American Indians
  • French ambitions to annex Canada and keep Louisiana, and their support for American Indians
  • Mexican incursions into America's southern states, their annexation of California
  • All of the above

17. Decline "I"

  • I, you, he she, it, we, you (pl), they
  • I, me, my, mine, myself, we, us, our, ours, ourselves
  • No thanks

18. Write these two numbers in words: .000003, 653.0965

  • three millionths; six hundred fifty-three and nine hundred sixty-five ten-thousandths
  • three thousandths; six hundred fifty-three and nine-tenths sixty-five hundredths
  • three millionths; six hundred fifty-three and nine six-thousandths and five ten-thousandths
  • three ten-millionths; six hundred fifty-three and nine hundred sixty-five millionths

19. How many parts of speech are there?

  • Three
  • Eight
  • Nine
  • Thirteen

20. Name the states touching the Ohio River.

  • Ohio and Pennsylvania.
  • Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
  • Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois

21. What properties do verbs have?

  • Person, number, tense, voice, and mood.
  • Active, passive, tense, and case.
  • Person, place, and thing.
  • Voice, mood, place, person, and thing.

22. How many steps of 2 foot 4 inches will a man take in walking 2 and 1/3 miles?

  • 212
  • 1425
  • 5280
  • 77529

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INCORRECT!

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Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison

1. Who invented the telephone and the record player?

  • Marconi, Hertz
  • Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell
  • Benjamin Franklin, James Madison
  • Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
12.5%

2. A man bought a farm for $2400 and sold it for $2700. What percent did he gain?

  • 1.125%
  • 12.5%
  • 25%
  • 30%

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Paris

3. Which of these is a proper noun?

  • Properness
  • Political
  • Politician
  • Paris

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Commanding the armed forces, proposing bills to Congress, making sure laws are enforced

4. Give three duties of the president.

  • Commanding the armed forces, making sure laws are enforced, declaring war
  • Commanding the armed forces, proposing bills to Congress, making sure laws are enforced
  • Commanding the armed forces, signing bills from Congress, leading America in prayer
  • Appearing on TV, flying in Air Force One, being awesome

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Parts of the brain

5. Define cerebrum and cerebellum.

  • Parts of the heart.
  • Little spoons used for eating dessert.
  • Parts of the brain
  • Parts of a horse's bridle.

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
3

The degrees of comparison are positive, comparative, and superlative (e.g. good, better, best).

6. Adjectives have how many degrees of comparison?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 5
  • 7

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48 boys and 72 girls

7. A school enrolls 120 pupils and the number of boys was two thirds the number of girls. How many of each sex were enrolled?

  • 40 boys and 80 girls
  • 24 girls and 96 boys
  • 45 boys and 75 girls
  • 48 boys and 72 girls

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Kidneys and liver.

8. Where is the blood carried to be purified?

  • Heart.
  • Kidneys and liver.
  • Left and right ventricles.
  • Gallbladder.

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Appalachia, India/Nepal, South America, France/Italy

9. Locate the following mountains: Blue Ridge, Himalayas, Andes, Alps.

  • Appalachia, India/Nepal, South America, France/Italy
  • Appalachia, Pakistan/Afghanistan, South America, France/Spain
  • Rocky Mountains, India/Nepal, South America, France/Spain
  • Rocky Mountains, India/Nepal, North America, France/Italy

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes

10. What waters are connected by the Erie Canal?

  • Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes
  • Lake Michigan and Lake Erie
  • Pacific Ocean and Lake Tahoe
  • The Hudson River and the Delaware River

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Below the diaphragm; bile.

11. Where is the liver located? What does it secrete?

  • Above the diaphragm; bile.
  • Below the diaphragm; bile.
  • Above the diaphragm; plasma.
  • Below the diaphragm; plasma.

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Battle of Palmito Ranch.

12. Name the last battle of the Civil War.

  • Battle of Palmito Ranch.
  • Battle of Bull Run.
  • Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Battle of Antietam.

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
James was struck by William.

13. 'William struck James.' Change the voice of the verb.

  • James struck William.
  • James was struck by William.
  • William was struck by James.
  • William hit James.

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Singular noun, object of sentence

14. In the sentence 'John ran over the bridge,' parse the word 'bridge.'

  • Singular noun, subject of sentence
  • Regular verb, active voice, present tense
  • Singular noun, object of sentence
  • A structure built to span physical obstacles such as a body of water

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Texas. California. Montana.

The biggest states in the US in 2015 are Alaska, Texas, and California. However in 1912, Alaska was not yet a state, and so the largest states by area were Texas, California, and Montana.

15. Name in order of their size the three largest states in America.

  • Texas. California. Montana.
  • Florida. Wyoming. California.
  • Nevada. California. Arizona.
  • Oregon. Louisiana. California

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
British trade restrictions, forced recruitment of Americans into the British Navy, and British support for American Indians

16. Give the causes of the war of 1812.

  • British trade restrictions, forced recruitment of Americans into the British Navy, and British support for American Indians
  • French ambitions to annex Canada and keep Louisiana, and their support for American Indians
  • Mexican incursions into America's southern states, their annexation of California
  • All of the above

CORRECT!

You are doing great. Keep going!

INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
I, me, my, mine, myself, we, us, our, ours, ourselves

17. Decline "I"

  • I, you, he she, it, we, you (pl), they
  • I, me, my, mine, myself, we, us, our, ours, ourselves
  • No thanks

CORRECT!

You are doing great. Keep going!

INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
three millionths; six hundred fifty-three and nine hundred sixty-five ten-thousandths

18. Write these two numbers in words: .000003, 653.0965

  • three millionths; six hundred fifty-three and nine hundred sixty-five ten-thousandths
  • three thousandths; six hundred fifty-three and nine-tenths sixty-five hundredths
  • three millionths; six hundred fifty-three and nine six-thousandths and five ten-thousandths
  • three ten-millionths; six hundred fifty-three and nine hundred sixty-five millionths

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

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Eight

Traditionally the eight parts of speech are nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

19. How many parts of speech are there?

  • Three
  • Eight
  • Nine
  • Thirteen

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

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Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois

20. Name the states touching the Ohio River.

  • Ohio and Pennsylvania.
  • Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
  • Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Illinois

CORRECT!

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INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
Person, number, tense, voice, and mood.

21. What properties do verbs have?

  • Person, number, tense, voice, and mood.
  • Active, passive, tense, and case.
  • Person, place, and thing.
  • Voice, mood, place, person, and thing.

CORRECT!

You are doing great. Keep going!

INCORRECT!

The correct answer is:
5280

22. How many steps of 2 foot 4 inches will a man take in walking 2 and 1/3 miles?

  • 212
  • 1425
  • 5280
  • 77529

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