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Were Kids Smarter A Century Ago?

• Lewrockwell.com
 

The arithmetic, geography, civil government, physiology, grammar and history questions range from ‘What is a personal pronoun?’ to ‘Who first discovered Lawrence River?’ and ‘Define Cerebrum’.

Posted on Lew Rockwell, the type-written test has promoted some adults to try and answer the questions, and caused some parents to critique the U.S. school system.

‘I performed poorly,’ wrote Jezebel’s Laura Beck. ‘But to be fair/excuse my stupidity, some of the answers, especially history, are very different now that we know more of the truth.‘

Some questions are specific to Bullitt County, such as ‘name five county officers in your region,’ while other aspects of the test are antique.

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