God is there another dimension in there or something. What the hell is she looking for?
This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 from Salina, KS. It was take from the original document on file at the Smoky Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS and reprinted by the Salina Journal. 8th Grade Final Exam: Salina, KS – 1895
Reading and Penmanship. – The Examination will be oral, and the Penmanship of Applicants will be graded from the manuscripts.
(Time, 1 hour)
1. Name and define the Fundamental Rules of Arithmetic.
2. A wagon box is 2 ft. deep, 10 feet long, and 3 ft. wide. How many bushels of wheat will it hold?
3. If a load of wheat weights 3942 lbs., what is it worth at 50 cts. Per bu., deducting 1050 lbs for tare?
4. District No. 33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?
5. Find cost of 6720 lbs. coal at $6.00 per ton.
6. Find the interest of $512.60 for 8 months and 18 days at 7 per cent.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft. long at $20 per m?
8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 per cent.
9. What is the cost of a square farm at $15 per acre, the distance around which is 640 rods?
10. Write a Bank Check, a Promissory Note, and a Receipt.
(Time, one hour)
1. Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.
2. Name the Parts of Speech and define those that have no modifications.
3. Define Verse, Stanza and Paragraph.
4. What are the Principal Parts of a verb? Give Principal Parts of do, lie, lay and run.
5. Define Case. Illustrate each case.
6. What is Punctuation? Give rules for principal marks of Punctuation.
7-10. Write a composition of about 150 words and show therein that you understand the practical use of the rules of grammar.
(Time, 45 minutes)
1. Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided.
2. Give an account of the discovery of America by Columbus.
3. Relate the causes and results of the Revolutionary War.
4. Show the territorial growth of the United States.
5. Tell what you can of the history of Kansas.
6. Describe three of the most prominent battles of the Rebellion.
7. Who were the following: Morse, Whitney, Fulton, Bell, Lincoln, Penn, and Howe?
8. Name events connected with the following dates: 1607, 1620, 1800, 1849, and 1865.
(Time, one hour)
1. What is meant by the following: Alphabet, phonetic orthography, etymology, syllabication?
2. What are elementary sounds? How classified?
3. What are the following, and give examples of each: Trigraph, subvocals, diphthong, cognate letters, linguals?
4. Give four substitutes for caret ‘u’.
5. Give two rules for spelling words with final ‘e’. Name two exceptions under each rule.
6. Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.
7. Define the following prefixes and use in connection with a word: Bi, dis, mis, pre, semi, post, non, inter, mono, super.
8. Mark diacritically and divide into syllables the following, and name the sign that indicates the sound: Card, ball, mercy, sir, odd, cell, rise, blood, fare, last.
9. Use the following correctly in sentences, Cite, site, sight, fane, fain, feign, vane, vain, vein, raze, raise, rays.
10. Write 10 words frequently mispronounced and indicate pronunciation by use of diacritical marks and by syllabication.
(Time, one hour)
1. What is climate? Upon what does climate depend?
2. How do you account for the extremes of climate in Kansas?
3. Of what use are rivers? Of what use is the ocean?
4. Describe the mountains of N.A.
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver, Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fernandez, Aspinwall, and Orinoco.
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S.
7. Name all the republics of Europe and give capital of each.
8. Why is the Atlantic Coast colder than the Pacific in the same latitude?
9. Describe the process by which the water of the ocean returns to the sources of rivers.
10. Describe the movements of the earth. Give inclination of the earth.
- Thomas Edison, who invented the lightbulb, was afraid of the dark.
- Most American car horns honk in the key of F, which is also the same key as a telephone dial tone.
- A man named Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 68 years, from 1922-1990. They started after a 300-pound hog fell on top of him while he was getting ready to slaughter it. The hiccups stopped when he was 96, about a year before he died.
- In an average lifetime the average American receives 31 prank phone calls.
- Olive oil can be used as a hair conditioner.
- What does a soldier keep in a frog? His bayonet
- The first bar of chocolate was produced by Cadbury in England in 1842.
- Coca-cola has never been patented because to do that they would have to reveal the formula.
- Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in the early 1900s.
- What planet has 1,600 volcanoes? Venus
- Honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil.
- In England, in the 1880′s, “Pants” was considered a dirty word.
- Damaged bills that are torn in half are still legal tender. They can be taken to a bank to be replaced.
- All cows are female. Male “cows” are called bulls.
- At least 9 million other people in the world have the same birthday as you.
- In Disney’s Fantasia, the Sorcerer name is Yensid which is Disney backwards.
- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
- What is the dot over the letter ‘i’ called? A tittle.
- A snail can sleep for 3 years.
- Elvis had a twin brother named Garon, who died at birth, which is why Elvis’ middle name was spelled Aron; in honor of his brother.
- If you keep certain types of a Goldfish in the dark room, they will eventually turn white.
- Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
- It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow.
- Like with fingerprints, everybody has a different tongue print.
- What is Epcot an acronym for? Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
- There are a lot more chickens than people in the world.
- A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
- Who is the Greek god of music? Apollo
- The fist product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum.
- Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
- The word Christmas is Old English, a contraction of Christ’s Mass.
- What country owns the island of Bermuda? Great Britain
- A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second
- The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
- Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails!.
- Charlie Brown’s dad was a barber.
- The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween movie was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
- Where were orange trees first grown? China
- The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
- More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.
- The sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” uses every letter in the alphabet.
- What singer recorded an album named “The IRS Tapes; Who’ll Buy My Memories” to help pay his $16.7 million tax bill? Willie Nelson
- Snakes can’t blink.
- What singer’s birthday (February 6th) is a national holiday in Jamaica? Bob Marley
- Frank and Ethel Mars introduced the Snickers bar in 1929. They named it after their family’s horse.
- American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first-class.
- Espresso has significantly less caffeine per ounce than regular coffee.
- The full name for the City of Los Angeles’ is “El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula”
- Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone!.