by Kristan T. Harris,

In Kentucky, an 8th grade exam from 1912 was donated to the Bullitt County history museum. The questions feature the fundamental foundation of education that we seem to have lost due to the dumbing down of the American education system.

Now with the “Common Core” epidemic we can see our youth transformed by a cookie cut education and a near total loss of critical and independent thinking.

If you can not read the fine print or zoom in here are some examples of 8th grade level testing in 1912.

Define the following terms of government: Democracy, Limited Monarchy, Absolute Monarchy, Republic. Give Examples of Each.

To what four governments are students in school subjected?

Name 5 county officers and the principal duties of each.

Give 3 duties of the president. What is meant by VETO power?

Give at least 5 rules to be observed in maintaining good health?

Define Cerebrum; Cerebellum

Name the organs of circulation.

How many parts of speech are there? Define each.


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