Can You Pass an 8th Grade Test from 1912?

Aug 13, 2013 | Posted by: TopMod15 | Full story: politix.topix.com

This exam was taken by middle schoolers in Bullitt County, Kentucky. The real test contained 58 questions and wasn't multiple choice.

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roly poly

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The first answer is 12.5%. I couldn’t answer the other questions because I don’t have a Facebook account. Here are some typical questions all Harlan County 8th graders can answer. First I’ll ask the questions, and then see if you can get the answers. I may be wrong, so please check my work. These are just typical questions a person from Harlan might receive.
GEOGRAPHY:
1. Name the largest Island in the World?
2. What is the capitol city of Burkina Faso?
3. In what country is the Ob River found?
4. How tall is Mt. Everest in feet?
5. What is the smallest Canton in Switzerland?
MATH:(calculators are permitted)
1. A certain element decays from 1000g to 500g in 8 days; at what rate is the element decaying? Please give answer to 3 decimal places!
2. What is the 2nd derivative of sin(x)?
3. A sphere has a radius of 3000 miles: what is the volume of the sphere?
4. The area of a circle is pi times the radius squared. A certain circle has an initial radius of 100 ft. and is increasing at 30 ft. per second. How fast is the area of the circle growing?
5. If I put 100 dollars in the bank and the interest in compounding instantaneously at 3% annually, how much money will I have by the end of the year?
Answers:
1. Greenland
2. Ouagadougou
3. Russia
4. 29,028 feet
5. Zug
Math:
1.-.087g
2.-sin(x)
3. 37, 699, 111 cubic miles
4. 18,849.556 feet per second
5. 103.05 dollars
So full of sh!t.

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Waah Obama Won wrote:
Yeah everyone! Let's keep bumping this thread up and taking it off topic because we can't stop crying about politics! We can use those those funny names Rush Limbaugh uses every day like Dirty Harry Reid, messiah Nobama and the dem zombies who don't watch Fox News must be watching Madcow! Those socialist muslims are coming for our guns and bibles!!
I think I must have missed something. What's a "Madcow"? Is it roaming the county side? Should I warn the villagers?
Bob

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<quoted text>I think I must have missed something. What's a "Madcow"? Is it roaming the county side? Should I warn the villagers?
I think Waah Obama Won meant 'mancow'? he`s a radio personality that talks about every thing and everyone and him and his brother have a weekly show on the History Chanel called God, Guns and Automobiles, Here`s a link
http://www.history.com/shows/god-guns-and-aut...
and here is another youtube link where Mancow gets waterboarded!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

If this isn`t who WOW meant enjoy the links anyway!! lmao
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TopMod15 wrote:
Not as easy as it sounds
I doubt that a 1912 8th grader could pass a 2013 1st grader test.
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very few people around here could pass a seeing eye dog test.
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carla wrote:
very few people around here could pass a seeing eye dog test.
Theres no girls on the internet,only freaky men in drag.
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THAT'S the WHOLE point in giving them HELL! LOL..!
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roly poly wrote:
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So full of sh!t.
Hey roly poly...I know where the ph- ucking head is: it is inserted right up you a- hole. Go ph- uck yourself, dipsh- t!
tommy jenkins

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That is the Damn Truth wrote:
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I listen to those talk radio shows for amusement, but you pretty much summed up the thinking of the right wing fringe there! Calling Rachel Maddow "Madcow" is a name that Rush Limbaugh started also...along childish name games like dirty Harry Reid and saying that the left think Obama is the messiah. Limbaugh also refers to the administration dozens of times a day as thugs from the "Obama Regime" as if he's a non elected dictator that overthrew the country. Right wing radio sycophants are easy as hell to spot by the way they repeat all that kindergarten name calling lingo like it common conversation. It's pathetic how they still haven't gotten tired of wearing this, and other threads out with their sour grapes.
Obama is the worst president in the history of this nation. I listen to Rush Limbaugh as well and don’t believe Obama has the guts to go on his show. Obama is now wondering whether to attack Syria. He drew a line in the sand and the Syrians have crossed it numerous times making him look like a fool. People do not like Obama because he is inept; it has nothing to do with the color of his skin as some commentators say. Face it, our nation is much worse now than when he became president in 2008! The man is a loser! Has the national debt gone down? Has his administration submitted one budget that has been approved? Has race relations gotten better? How about unemployment for young people and blacks? They voted for him, but his policies have stymied businesses. He has admitted he is anti-coal, and he would put coal burning plants out of business. He also goes on lavish trips to Africa on the taxpayer’s dime at a time when most Americans are suffering. I repeat…he is a loser! I hope most Americans wake up before it is too late.
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TopMod15 wrote:
Not as easy as it sounds
Eat my pantaloons Nazi word censor!
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Let the fools troll wrote:
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I see the malcontent anti Obama trolls still can't help but take this thread off topic. Their belly aching and whining is only going to get worse after they lose the presidency again. The constant complaining does make me laugh though, it's just reminding readers how bitter and of touch they are the first place.
I'm not a fan of Hillary at all. But it would be worth her being the next president just to see how much crazier the tea party can get. If it is even possible to get any more angry and nutty than they already are now!
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I don't think ANYONE from Owensboro could even get ONE answer right...no multiple choice then.
Most people who come on topix can't even spell their name. They are all so ignorant.
I dare anyone to take the quiz and tell us their score.
I will if I can : I don`t know anything about facebook I know about phonebook.
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<quoted text>Obama is the worst president in the history of this nation. I listen to Rush Limbaugh as well and donÂ’t believe Obama has the guts to go on his show. Obama is now wondering whether to attack Syria. He drew a line in the sand and the Syrians have crossed it numerous times making him look like a fool. People do not like Obama because he is inept; it has nothing to do with the color of his skin as some commentators say. Face it, our nation is much worse now than when he became president in 2008! The man is a loser! Has the national debt gone down? Has his administration submitted one budget that has been approved? Has race relations gotten better? How about unemployment for young people and blacks? They voted for him, but his policies have stymied businesses. He has admitted he is anti-coal, and he would put coal burning plants out of business. He also goes on lavish trips to Africa on the taxpayerÂ’s dime at a time when most Americans are suffering. I repeatÂ…he is a loser! I hope most Americans wake up before it is too late.
ANYONE that watches Fox News or listens to rush are f$& kin stupid. They are brainwashing you all. Idiots. Think for yourselves
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oh goodness wrote:
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ANYONE that watches Fox News or listens to rush are f$& kin stupid. They are brainwashing you all. Idiots. Think for yourselves
one way looking at it.but if you notice a network will only broadcast things they know their watchers wont's to hear.if they like the truth twisted and made into whatever they think their listeners wont's to here.they put the twist on it big time. that's more money for them.they are millions that don't fall for this old trick but they are millions that will and do ever day.
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I like eggs
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but I love turkey bacon
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speaking wrote:
<quoted text>if you cant read it then why are you bother? look at your statement jibberish what the hell is that? are you trying write gibberish? truthfully dude you do need go back to school.you long ways from a TT. that's a topix teacher.what a dummy.
And THAT^^ people is what you get when siblings have KID'S!
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oh goodness wrote:
<quoted text>ANYONE that watches Fox News or listens to rush are f$& kin stupid. They are brainwashing you all. Idiots. Think for yourselves
I don't know or care what or who you are- Rush and Fox News are full of s&@t. Anyone who agrees with them I probably won't like cuz they let themselves get brain washed

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