Can You Pass an 8th Grade Test from 1912?

1

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

  • 1.125%
  • 12.5%
  • 25%
  • 30%
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2

Who invented the telephone and the record player?

  • Marconi, Hertz
  • Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell
  • Benjamin Franklin, James Madison
  • Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison
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3

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

  • 2124
  • 4525
  • 5280
  • 77520
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4

Which of these is a proper noun?

  • Properness
  • Political
  • Politician
  • Paris
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5

Decline "I"

  • I, you, he she, it, we, you (pl), they
  • I, me, my, mine, myself, we, us, our, ours, ourselves
  • No thanks
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6

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
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7

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
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8

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
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9

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

  • Appalachia, India/Nepal/China, West coast of South America, France/Italy/Switzerland
  • Appalachia, Pakistan/Afghanistan, West coast of South America, France/Spain
  • Rocky Mountains, India/Nepal/China, West coast of South America, France/Spain
  • Rocky Mountains, India/Nepal/China, East coast of South America, France/Italy/Switzerland
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10

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
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11

'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.
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12

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
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13

Define cerebrum and cerebellum.

  • Parts of the heart.
  • Parts of the brain.
  • Parts of the lymphatic system.
  • Types of blood.
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14

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

  • Alaska. California. Texas.
  • California. Alaska. Wyoming.
  • California. Wyoming. Texas.
  • Texas. Alaska. California.
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15

Name the last battle of the Civil War.

  • Battle of Palmito Ranch.
  • Battle of Bull Run.
  • Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Battle of Antietam.
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16

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
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17

How many parts of speech are there?

  • Three
  • Eight
  • Nine
  • Thirteen
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A man bought a farm for $2400 and sold it for $2700. What percent did he gain?

12.5%

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Who invented the telephone and the record player?

Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison

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

5280

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Which of these is a proper noun?

Paris

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Decline "I"

I, me, my, mine, myself, we, us, our, ours, ourselves

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Give three duties of the president.

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

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

Singular noun, object of sentence

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What waters are connected by the Erie Canal?

Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes

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 Incorrect!

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

Appalachia, India/Nepal/China, West coast of South America, France/Italy/Switzerland

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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

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

James was struck by William.

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 Incorrect!

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

48 boys and 72 girls

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 Correct!

 Incorrect!

Define cerebrum and cerebellum.

Parts of the brain.

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

Alaska. California. Texas.

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 Correct!

 Incorrect!

Name the last battle of the Civil War.

Battle of Palmito Ranch.

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 Correct!

 Incorrect!

Write these two numbers in words: .000003, 653.0965

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

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How many parts of speech are there?

Eight

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