The above test comes to us from the good folks of Bullitt County, Kentucky and is an end of the year test for 8th Graders 100 years ago. Students took the test following a year of schooling and it was designed to see what they have learned. It is interesting to showcase not only how much harder 8th grade was then as opposed to now (my guess is that few high school Seniors would score well on this test today), but also to showcase the difference in focus. There was much more emphasis on “facts” and memorization, while also utilizing some tools long forgotten (like sentence diagrams). Test yourself and see how you did….the answers are at the link above.