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    1912 8th grade test

    Can You Pass an 8th Grade Test from 1912? - offbeat

    It said I got a "B", but I did not feel very good about it.

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    My wife got 50% and that was a B??!!

    So it says. Meaning; a tough test but graded fair.
    Today, tests are so easy that it takes 80% correct to be rated a B grade.

    I got 100% because... well, I'm just THAT smart!
    (my wife begs to differ.)

    But I have to ask; what difference does it make? My wife is just a capable a person as anyone else, meaning that at least half the knowledge taught to 8th graders in 1912 was meaningless to the average person in 2015 for daily quality of life.
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    It turned into a whisky test before I saw my grade.
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    Well I got 55%. But in my defence i am Canadian (so don't know all the US history and geography) and did it in 5 mins on break at work lol
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    Well, that was interesting. I scored 82%, which they rated an "A". Must be grade inflation at work, because when I was in school, that was a "B-". I never did well in grammar, which I had as a separate class from English as an 8th grader.
    My Grandfather, Jim, would have been in 8th grade in just about 1912. His father made him leave school after 8th grade, and he worked without pay for the next 7 years as an apprentice for The Reed & Barton Company, a leading manufacturer of Sterling Silver products. He was always self-conscious about his education, and he read widely and continued his studies on his own. He became a leading craftsman and artist. His younger brother George, who was allowed to finish High School became a jazz musician with his own orchestra, and travelled widely, but he was always considered the black sheep, and he ended his days working as a taxi driver.
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    It says score: 82%, grade: A.

    Were the grades different back then? When I went to high school, an 82 would have been a C, and in college it would have been a B. Certainly not an A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinybear View Post
    Well I got 55%. But in my defence i am Canadian (so don't know all the US history and geography) and did it in 5 mins on break at work lol

    Being Canadian and not knowing U.S. history is a bunch of bull! I'm from the U.S. and I can name almost all of the Canadian States...oh wait a minute..., states?, ummm...Provinces...errr and possibly Territories... OK, I understand how you feel!


    50%. My motto is: max the minimum! Tinybear kicked my behind.fpalm.gif Though to be fair English is my second language, I had to learn it after birth!
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    Thanks, that was interesting.
    I got 82%, about normal for me.
    It wasn't until long after I was out of school that I learned that memory is like the rest of our body, everyone is different.
    I always wondered how my friends could remember each others phone numbers and I couldn't.
    How they could remember what happened last week and I couldn't remember the day before.
    And yes, I have read books and articles and tried all kinds of memory improvement.
    No change.

    Just like height, some of us are born with more than others and all we can do is to try our best with what we have. (I'm 6'-4")

    Many of the questions in the test I have no memory of learning that but I could eliminate some of the answers by knowing they couldn't be correct.
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    Okay, 82% on the 8th grade and 78% on the civics test. That means I'm not as smart as I used to be and not as civilized as people think I should be.

    I missed , Whose face is on the Lincoln penny.
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    I got an "A" even though I flubbed some grammar questions.
    However I then quickly poisoned myself repeatedly in the "Can You Survive in the Wilderness?" quiz due to consistently eating toxic plants.
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