Can You Pass an 8th Grade Test from 1912?

Aug 13, 2013 Full story: politix.topix.com 1,075

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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#878 Sep 11, 2013
Birdie wrote:
Nobody in Kentucky has ever made it to the eighth grade
You may be right. Abe Lincoln never did.

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#879 Sep 11, 2013
J 4 Jacked wrote:
If facebook makes you nervous about the MAN?
You are seriously weak minded!
Facebook - the heroin of the millenniums and the soccer moms.!
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#883 Sep 11, 2013
Contrary to popular opinion, Lincoln did not set the slaves free. In a letter to Horace Greeley (Editor of the New York Tribune) Lincoln said and I quote :"The sooner the national authority can be restored, the nearer the Union will be the Union as it was. If there would be those who would not save the Union, unless they could save slavery, I do not agree with them.

If there would be those that would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them either. My paramount objective in this struggle is to save the Union and it is neither to save or destroy slavery". END QUOTE.

Bernard Continelli

New York, NY

#888 Sep 11, 2013
Too high on life wrote:
I see all the dumb downed dope smokers don't like my post. LMAO Who cares? I surely don't.
Stereotype all "dope" (i.e. marijuana only) smokers as 'dumbed down', why doncha?! FYI I'm the primary FIJA (Fully Informed Jury Association) affiliate in my area ... do YOU even know what the RIGHT of 'jury nullification' is OR did reactionary Neo-Cons like the late Robert Bork brainwash you into believing that it is a "subversive anarcho-commie plot"?!
( http://www.fija.org/ ... then click "State Contacts", and after that click "New York State" and compare names)
Rex

Radcliff, KY

#892 Sep 12, 2013
Bernard .. I commend you Sir, you have summed up in a small paragraph what others could not in a short book. It is not the chemical that dictates a mans path, but the man. I am pleased to see accurate command of both language and logic, it's much needed in this place. Thank you for making my trip to forum something new.
Frankfort nanny

United States

#894 Sep 12, 2013
Study more!
Ancient Wolf

Nicholasville, KY

#895 Sep 12, 2013
After much opinions, arguments, and advice from abolitionists and political cronies and when Lincoln did think the timing was better (after Antietam), he did make his second term objective to freeing the slaves, but it was the CONGRESS (without the seceding states) that did the actual freeing.

Initially, it was only effective in the seceding states excluding certain counties and the 2 border states of Kentucky and Maryland. Additionally, it did not free the women and children but only the males that would enlist to bolster up the declining Union forces. So to say that Lincoln freed the slaves is not entirely correct.

“A proud Kentuckian ”

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#896 Sep 12, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
After much opinions, arguments, and advice from abolitionists and political cronies and when Lincoln did think the timing was better (after Antietam), he did make his second term objective to freeing the slaves, but it was the CONGRESS (without the seceding states) that did the actual freeing.
Initially, it was only effective in the seceding states excluding certain counties and the 2 border states of Kentucky and Maryland. Additionally, it did not free the women and children but only the males that would enlist to bolster up the declining Union forces. So to say that Lincoln freed the slaves is not entirely correct.
According to?
Ancient Wolf

Nicholasville, KY

#897 Sep 12, 2013
Newport Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
According to?
Acording to his own personal letters to Horace Greeley on August 22, 1862 and others including a Chicago religous group. On January 1, 1863 he did make the Proclamation that freed the slaves but only in the rebellious states and territories that had already come under Federal Control and in doing so he declared that he was not doing that as the President but only within the narrow margins of being the military Commander-in-chief.

“A proud Kentuckian ”

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#899 Sep 12, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text> Acording to his own personal letters to Horace Greeley on August 22, 1862 and others including a Chicago religous group. On January 1, 1863 he did make the Proclamation that freed the slaves but only in the rebellious states and territories that had already come under Federal Control and in doing so he declared that he was not doing that as the President but only within the narrow margins of being the military Commander-in-chief.
Thanks
Frankfort nanny

Frankfort, KY

#901 Sep 13, 2013
I can
Poor teacher

Paducah, KY

#904 Sep 14, 2013
No wealthy teachers in Kentucky. I wasn't around when the tests were dumbed down, but I was a student under the KERA initiative so I'm familiar with the type of education you're talking about. I can tell you that things are getting better and tests are getting harder!

“Merry Christmas From Hammond ”

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The North Pole

#905 Sep 14, 2013
I am sure it would be very different from anything you would be tested on today . After all my first grade reader had [See Jane run ?] And that was a while back .
Sam

London, KY

#909 Sep 15, 2013
HOT MARVIN!!!. Boy I am glad I wasn't growing up in those days!!!.

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#913 Sep 15, 2013
STUDFALL wrote:
Smarter than an eighth grader
I hope so but I don't like to set my goals too high. Took me 3 attempts to pass it the first time it was offered. I don't remember that school very well. Seems like there were a lot of stairs there. I do remember that year the Titanic sank. Everything else is just a blur.
Sam

London, KY

#917 Sep 19, 2013
HOT MARVIN!!!. School was a lot harder back then.

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#918 Sep 20, 2013
Sure wrote:
Why do you have to have a FB account to participate?
Sorry, I choose not to help facilitate Big Brother's data collection scheme or his social engineering project(s).
A damned good point!!!
last

Hyden, KY

#920 Sep 20, 2013
question on the test .how many dummies are they?
i know

Wooton, KY

#921 Sep 20, 2013
last wrote:
question on the test .how many dummies are they?
of a few..
huu

Hyden, KY

#922 Sep 20, 2013
i know wrote:
<quoted text> of a few..
how many?

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