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• Hi Rick, I thought that you and some of the rest of the group might be interested in this. My Grandmother only had an 8th grade education, yet she seemed so
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Hi Rick,
I thought that you and some of the rest of the group might be interested in this. My Grandmother only had an 8th grade education, yet she seemed so intelligent, maybe this is why...
I came across this final exam for the 8th grade, and only copied a portion of it. I could not pass this exam, and I am working on my Bachelors Degree.

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 m?
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 are, 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
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 North America.
5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver,
Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fermandez, 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.

--- On Sun, 11/2/08, Tom Knox <tomknox2001@...> wrote:

From: Tom Knox <tomknox2001@...>
Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] Re: Anderson CORBIN 1765-1845
To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, November 2, 2008, 9:59 AM

You can check the GenWeb website for Harrison County, WV
http://www.wvgenweb .org/harrison/ index.html
and/or check the West Virginia GenWeb Archives for CORBIN.

U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872
http://www.ancestry .com/search/ db.aspx?dbid= 1116&enc= 1
Name: Anderson Corbin
Pension Office City/Town: Wheeling
Pension Office State: West Virginia
(image is of a pension record 'spreadsheet' )
Anderson Corbin, Reduced to Private
Died 1st March 1845, Pd 2d qr 1845.

There are 11 RootsWeb WorldConnect trees for Anderson Corbin
http://tinyurl. com/6pajje

History of Harrison County, West Virginia
"The following were qualified as Grand Jurors:
.... Anderson Corbin ...

Anderson Corbin was on the 1803 & 1804 Harrison County Tax Rolls.
http://www.hackersc reek.com/ files/1803LAND. txt
http://www.hackersc reek.com/ files/1804LAND. txt

Harrison County, West Virginia - Revolutionary War Pensioners
http://ftp.rootsweb .ancestry. com/pub/usgenweb /wv/harrison/ military/ revwa
r/pension1.txt
Name: Corbin, Anderson
County: Harrison
Military Unit: VA state troops
Pension Started: 1832; age 69 in 1832

> Does anyone have known resources to get this type of information?

What type of information? That he was educated?
The GoogleBook entry is a possible - if this is him,
I would presume that a Grand Juror would be an educated man.

- Tom Knox IBSSG

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wrote:
>
> Anderson CORBIN of Harrison Co., WV is my direct 5th g. grandfather.
> educated due to him writing to the county clerk giving permission for
> his daughters to marry and his signature.
> Does anyone have known resources to get this type of information? Any
> assistance in the matter would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thank you,
> Rick
>

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• I seem to remember this test floating across the internet some years ago and believe it was noted as being unfounded as an actual given test and more of
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I seem to remember this "test" floating across the internet some years ago and believe it was noted as being unfounded as an actual given test and more of someones intent to make today's students seem more "uneducated" then they were then.
Men of the early 18th century were mostly uneducated due to being more needed for working the family farm. Girls were given a general education, but it was more necessary they learned to keep house, sew and cook. Generally, only the wealthy, in those times, received decent enough educations to actually read, write and sign their names.
I do know that my Corbin family was close to Gen. Washington, close enough that a nephew was named George Corbin Washington, and were also related to Pres. Monroe.

Thanx anyway.

--- On Sun, 11/2/08, Mechelle Wallace <mechelle.wallace@...> wrote:
From: Mechelle Wallace <mechelle.wallace@...>
Subject: Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Re: Anderson CORBIN 1765-1845
To: genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, November 2, 2008, 6:46 PM

Hi Rick,

I thought that you and some of the rest of the group might be interested in this. My Grandmother only had an 8th grade education, yet she seemed so intelligent, maybe this is why...

I came across this final exam for the 8th grade, and only copied a portion of it. I could not pass this exam, and I am working on my Bachelors Degree.

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 m?

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 are, 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

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 North America.

5. Name and describe the following: Monrovia, Odessa, Denver,

Manitoba, Hecla, Yukon, St. Helena, Juan Fermandez, 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.

--- On Sun, 11/2/08, Tom Knox <tomknox2001@ yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Tom Knox <tomknox2001@ yahoo.com>

Subject: [Genealogy Research Club] Re: Anderson CORBIN 1765-1845

To: genealogyresearchcl ub@yahoogroups. com

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2008, 9:59 AM

You can check the GenWeb website for Harrison County, WV

http://www.wvgenweb .org/harrison/ index.html

and/or check the West Virginia GenWeb Archives for CORBIN.

U.S. Pensioners, 1818-1872

http://www.ancestry .com/search/ db.aspx?dbid= 1116&enc= 1

Name: Anderson Corbin

Pension Office City/Town: Wheeling

Pension Office State: West Virginia

(image is of a pension record 'spreadsheet' )

Anderson Corbin, Reduced to Private

Died 1st March 1845, Pd 2d qr 1845.

There are 11 RootsWeb WorldConnect trees for Anderson Corbin

http://tinyurl. com/6pajje

History of Harrison County, West Virginia

"The following were qualified as Grand Jurors:

..... Anderson Corbin ...

Anderson Corbin was on the 1803 & 1804 Harrison County Tax Rolls.

http://www.hackersc reek.com/ files/1803LAND. txt

http://www.hackersc reek.com/ files/1804LAND. txt

Harrison County, West Virginia - Revolutionary War Pensioners

http://ftp.rootsweb .ancestry. com/pub/usgenweb /wv/harrison/ military/ revwa

r/pension1.txt

Name: Corbin, Anderson

County: Harrison

Military Unit: VA state troops

Pension Started: 1832; age 69 in 1832

> Does anyone have known resources to get this type of information?

What type of information? That he was educated?

The GoogleBook entry is a possible - if this is him,

I would presume that a Grand Juror would be an educated man.

- Tom Knox IBSSG

--- In genealogyresearchcl ub@yahoogroups. com, "rwe38133" <rwe38133@.. .>

wrote:

>

> Anderson CORBIN of Harrison Co., WV is my direct 5th g. grandfather.

> educated due to him writing to the county clerk giving permission for

> his daughters to marry and his signature.

> Does anyone have known resources to get this type of information? Any

> assistance in the matter would be greatly appreciated.

>

> Thank you,

> Rick

>

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• I have received many emails about this 8th grade final exam and I wanted to clear some things up. 1. This final exam is an actual exam that was given to the
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wanted to clear some things up.

1. This final exam is an actual exam that was given to the students.

2. Why snopes.com has this exam listed as "false" is not for the test
itself but for the fact that most of the time, the test is used to
show how rotten our education system is today compared to when this