Are You Smarter Than An 1912 Eighth Grader?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A man bought a farm for $2,400 and sold it for $2,700. What percent did he gain?
    • A. 

      12.5%

    • B. 

      15.5%

    • C. 

      11.8%

    • D. 

      8.5 %

  • 2. 
    A man sold a watch for $180 and lost 16-2/3%. What was the cost of the watch?
    • A. 

      $216

    • B. 

      $211

    • C. 

      $223%

    • D. 

      $208

  • 3. 
    How many parts of speech are there?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      5

  • 4. 
    The battle of Brandywine was fought in what war?
    • A. 

      Revolutionary War

    • B. 

      French & Indiana War

    • C. 

      War of 1812

    • D. 

      World War I

  • 5. 
    The Great Meadows Battle was fought in the War of 1812.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The Erie Canal connects the Lake Erie with the ___________________.
  • 7. 
    Excluding Frankford, Ky., name one of the capitals of a state touching the Ohio River. 1._______________________ 2._______________________ 3._______________________ 4._______________________ 5._______________________ 6._______________________
  • 8. 
    The lungs purify blood?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Who invented the telgraph
    • A. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • B. 

      Thomas Alva Edison

    • C. 

      Samuel Morse

  • 10. 
    Who founded Rhode Island in 1636?
    • A. 

      Roger Williams

    • B. 

      William Rhodes

    • C. 

      Jonathan Swift

    • D. 

      Cotton Mather

    • E. 

      Roger Smithwick

  • 11. 
    What is the minimum age to be elected U.S. President (and vice-president)?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      33

    • C. 

      35

    • D. 

      40

  • 12. 
    Oxydenated blood is distributed through the body through _____________?
    • A. 

      Veins

    • B. 

      Arteries

    • C. 

      Capillaries

    • D. 

      Lungs

  • 13. 
    The National Athem was created during what war?
    • A. 

      Revolutionary

    • B. 

      1812

    • C. 

      Spanish American

    • D. 

      Civil War

  • 14. 
    To be elected governor of Kentucky, you must be at least 35-years-old.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The North Frigid and Equatic are two of Earths zones.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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