8th Grade Test From 1912 Shows How Far American Education Has Been Dumbed Down; Can You Take It?


Kristan T. Harris

A Kentucky 

8th grade exam from 1912

 was donated to the Bullitt County history museum. The questions feature the fundamental foundation of education that we seem to have lost due to the dumbing down of the American education system.

Now with the 

common core

 epidemic we can see our youth transformed by a cookie cut education system and a near total loss of critical and independent thinking. 

If you can not read the fine print or zoom in, then here are some examples of 8th grade level testing in 1912.

Define the following terms of government: Democracy, Limited Monarchy, Absolute Monarchy, Republic. Give Examples of Each. 
To what four governments are students in school subjected? 
Name 5 county officers and the principal duties of each. 
Give 3 duties of the president. What is meant by VETO power? 
Give at least 5 rules to be observed in maintaining good health? 
Define Cerebrum; Cerebellum 
Name the organs of circulation. 
How many parts of speech are there? Define each.



Here are some probable answers