Let's see if leftists are smarter than an eighth grader in 1895!
8th Grade Final Exam:
Salina , KS - 1895
Grammar (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.
Arithmetic (Time, 1.25 hours)
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 weighs 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 percent.
7. What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft. long at $.20 per inch?
8. Find bank discount on $300 for 90 days (no grace) at 10 percent.
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.
U.S. History (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?
Orthography (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.
Geography (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.
It gets better. Freethinker put up a 5th grade test that Tadpole flunked too. I wonder when our leftist is gonna flunk Kindergarten!
Fifth Grade Final Progress Evaluation.
Piggott, Ar., June, 1970.
- Language arts.
A. Rules of grammar.
B. Library science.
C. Publication procedure.
D. Verification of fact.
E. Roots of:
1. English (European)
2. English (American)
6. American slang.
F. Writing projects (approved by instructor).
Nonfiction 500 words.
Fiction 500 words.
A. Revolutionary War.
B. Mexican-American War.
C. War Between the States.
F. Korean War.
G. Vietnam War.
H. Genealogy of one’s family (approved by instructor).
- Social Studies.
A. Sino-Soviet relations.
B. Sino-American relations.
C. Soviet-American relations.
D. Mexican-American relations.
E. Canadian-American relations.
F. International law.
G. Function of ambassadors.
H. American ambassadors to:
1. Soviet Union.
2. People’s Republic of China (proposed).
3. Democratic Republic of South Korea.
4. Republic of Mexico.
5. Dominion of Canada.
6. Republic of Vietnam.
I. Name of your Mayor.
J. Name of your County Commissioners.
K. Name of your Governor.
L. Number of your Congressional District.
M. Name of your US Senator.
N. Name of your US Representative.
O. Name of the President.
P. Name of the Vice President.
Q. Name of the Speaker of the House.
R. Name of the Majority Leader.
S. Name of the Minority Leader.
T. Name of the Majority Whip.
U. Name of the Minority Whip.
V. Name of one Independent Senator.
W. Name of one Independent Representative.
X. Three acts signed into law this legislative session.
Y. Three acts repealed this legislative session.
Z. Three acts rendered moot this session.
AA. Political project (approved by instructor).
- Functions of political bodies.
A. Executive branch.
B. Legislative branch.
C. Judicial branch.
D. Succession of offices.
E. Civil Law.
F. Criminal Law.
G. Tort Law.
H. Voter initiative.
I. Executive initiative.
J. Voter referendum.
K. Voter recall.
L. Impeachment of Chief Executive.
M. Term limits.
N. Contested elections.
O. Political misconduct.
P. Executive misconduct.
Q. Judicial misconduct.
R. Legislative misconduct.
S. Jury process.
1. Right to trial by jury.
2. Right to presumption of innocence.
3. Jury process.
4. Judicial process.
- Foreign government.
C. Democratic Republic.
J. Government during ordinary conditions.
K. Government during economic upheaval.
L. Government during natural disaster.
M. Government during war.
N. Breakdown and Reorganization of law.
O. Martial law.
P. Military Jinta.
Q. Military Junta.
R. Jinta during peacetime.
S. Junta during peacetime.
T. Varieties of political intrigue.
X. Government project (approved by instructor).
E. Russian Orthodox.
F. Scottish Rite.
H. Latter-Day Saints.
I. Jehovah’s Witnesses.
J. Seventh - Day Adventist.
1. Ku Klux Klan.
2. Black Panthers.
3. Faction Direct.
4. Shining Path.
5. Irish Liberation Army.
6. Islamic Jihad.
7. Atheist International.
U. Anti-Christian Order.
W. Ordination of Ministers.
1. Degree requirements.
2. Duties of Chaplains.
3. Military Chaplains.
4. Civil Chaplains.
5. Prison Chaplains.
6. Red Cross Chaplains.
7. Red Crescent Imams.
8. Risks that Chaplains face.
9. International Aid Societies.
10.United Nations Aid Ministry.
- Mathematics and Physics
A. General principles.
G. Simple numbers.
H. Complex numbers.
K. Plane geometry.
L. Spherical geometry.
M. Irregular geometry.
O. Spherical Trigonometry.
P. Irregular Trigonometry.
Q. Quantum mechanics.
R. Special Relativity.
S. General Relativity.
T. Quark Theory.
U. Gravitation, Newtonian.
V. Gravitation, Quantum.
W. Mathematics project (approved by instructor).
- Physical education.
Push Ups (1 minute).
Sit Ups (1 minute).
100-meter dash (seconds).
1 Kilometer Run (minutes).
Swimming (25 meter lap).
A. Importance of proper diet.
1. Proper choice of foods.
2. Avoidance of alcohol.
3. Avoidance of tobacco.
4. Avoidance of marijuana.
5. Avoidance of other illegal drugs.
B. Caloric intake v: daily exertion.
1. Aerobic exercise.
2. Non-aerobic exercise.
3. Balanced physical fitness.
C. How is venereal disease transmitted?
4. Legal penalties for statutory rape.
5. Legal penalties for forcible rape.
6. Avoiding sexual misconduct in the community.
7. Avoiding sexual misconduct in the home.
D. How is venereal disease prevented?
1. Use of condoms.
1. Emergency preparedness.
2. Avoiding falls.
3. Avoiding lacerations.
4. Avoiding other injuries.
5. Safety around chemicals.
6. Safety around electricity.
7. Safety aboard bicycles.
8. Safety as a pedestrian.
9. Safety in motor vehicles.
F. First Aid treatment.
1. Maintaining a first-aid kit.
2. First-degree burn.
3. Second-degree burn.
4. Third-degree burn.
5. Exposure to harmful agents.
8. Simple fracture.
9. Compound fracture.
10. Venous bleeding.
11. Arterial bleeding.
12. First Aid project (approval of instructor).