Can you solve this high school exam from 1912?

A 106-year-old exam for Year 8 students has been unearthed, giving a glimpse into what was expected of American students in 1912.

The Bullitt County History Museum in Kentucky was given a copy of the exam last year. Known as the “Common Exam”, the test was administered by Bullitt County Schools and covered grammar, mathematics, geography, history, physiology and much more.

With no calculators, and certainly no internet back in the day, the questions aren’t easy. See how many questions you can answer.

Bullitt County Schools 1912 eighth grade exam. Picture: Bullitt County

Bullitt County Schools 1912 eighth grade exam. Picture: Bullitt County

Bullitt County Schools 1912 eighth grade exam. Picture: Bullitt County

Bullitt County Schools 1912 eighth grade exam. Picture: Bullitt County

Image credit: Bullitt County History Museum

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