Just In Case You Wanted To Feel Stupid And Insignificant

Posted: August 12, 2013 by woody in Actual News
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So I stumbled on this article just now that has an exam that they used to give to 8th graders back in 1912 to see if they were allowed to continue their education on to the high school level. Granted this was an exam given over 100 years ago when school was a completely different animal, but when considering that this exam was give to fucking 13 and 14 year olds, I would be willing to bet that you would feel pretty dumb taking this test as an adult. The actual exam consists of 56 questions, a 40-word spelling test, and mentions a separate reading and writing test. The article I was reading gave a glimpse of the exam, which allows you to try your shot at 20 sample questions. I just finished my test and it was easily the most mentally trying thing I’ve been put through in a long ass time. I ended up with a 75, answering 15 out of the 20 questions right. The sad thing is that I was pretty proud of that. Out of everyone that has taken the sample exam on this website, the average was a 59, so anything better than a 60 means you’re smarter than the average person. So if you have 10 or 15 minutes to spare, give it a shot yourself and see how much you know compared to a 13 year old in 1912. Here’s a link to the site.

1912 8th Grade Exam




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