Monday, August 12, 2013

In 1912, eighth grade (jss2) students were examined on reading, arithmetic, grammar, geography, physiology (*faints*, I just started that), civil government and history.

100 years later, eighth graders are examined on...twerking?

An eighth grade 'common exam' from 1912 was recently donated to the bulitt county history museum in kentucky also available in full on their website. And it's hard... The site also explains that, "it should not be used to compare students knowledge then and now".

A museum volunteer David Lee Strange told ABC news "for us, this is just fascinating, it puts us in the mindset of 1912" . The site explains that students came together every year to take this test once or twice and it was a big deal with scholarships for high school given out to students who excelled.

SO ARE YOU SMARTER THAN AN EIGHTH GRADER FROM 1912?

Those are the questions above.

Source: E!