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Remember when grandparents and great-grandparents stated that they only had an 8th grade education? Well, check this out. Could any of us have passed the 8th grade in 1895?
This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina , Kansas , USA . It was taken from the original document on file at the Smokey Valley Genealogical Society
and Library in Salina , and reprinted by the Salina Journal.
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 'lie,''play,' 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 hour 15 minutes)
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 3,942 lbs., what is it worth at 50cts/bushel, deducting 1,050 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 the cost of 6,720 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 metre?
8. Find the 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 of 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)
[Do we even know what this is??]
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.' (HUH?)
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, sup.
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 Fernandez, Aspinwall and Orinoco.
6. Name and locate the principal trade centers of the U.S. Name all the republics of Europe and give the 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 the inclination of the earth.
Notice that the exam took FIVE HOURS to complete.
Gives the saying 'he only had an 8th grade education' a whole new meaning, doesn't it?!
Tuesday, April 04, 2023
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Thursday, March 24, 2022
LAND FOR SALE - CHUMUCKLA (Campbell) . For the Chumuckla Property - contact Vic Campbell. Text 850 994 6120 . (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Ms. MARILYNS Little Olives. The future belongs to the children. Ms Marilyn hopes you too will consider supporting My Father's Arrows in their mission to make a home and build for the future of children at the margins. MFA is a children's home right in our backyard, and the work they do is a calling. They do it well, with total focus. Learn more about them at ...
Monday, October 19, 2020
Friday, October 02, 2020
If you want YOUR family property listed here in the blog - just let Vic know. (no charge)
Salter Property nice location
Here are properties in Vic's family that are for sale. the Avalon Property near Mulat Bayou is under McIntosh Realtors . The below aerials provide a wide overview of the property for you to determine you want to know more. For the Chumuckla Property - contact Vic Campbell. Text 850 994 6120 . (email email@example.com)
For the Mulat Property contact Nathan McIntosh Realtor.
Property on the bayou has SOLD to a wise buyer now holding land worth twice what he paid in 2021......
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Rucker Talks about NW FLA Histories
On this page you will find a number of PLAYlists of videos mostly made by ME3TV.org (and Vic Campbell). There is a lot of great local information and entertainment in these collections. Enjoy Living The Life in NW Florida !
Other blogs by Vic Campbell
IN COUNTRY WITH UNCLE VIC ... a collection of histories, interviews, reflections and general topics that may be interesting to some. Light reading for the armchair ruralist.
MORE PICTURES FROM CHUMUCKLA SCHOOL - back in the day
EVEN MORE Pictures from CHUMUCKLA SCHOOL - back in the old days
Some more of VICS PROJECTS AND INTERESTS
THE CHUMUCKLA TEESPRING STORE
items to buy related to Chumuckla
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Tim had a job reviewing ALL the travel films that filled a lot of hours of public broadcast then. This was to be sure they were not going to break, were complete, and did not have some embarrassing sabatoge film spliced in that reflect poorly on the station.
Tim visited about every country there was, by film. Later in life, he actually visited many. But, now ... he gets to visit the best of all, and not by film. Peace for your journey, Tim.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Old Gin,You are remembered. Old Gin, You are missed.
Nothing can ever take the rightful place you held in the heart of the Chumuckla Community.
The Good Ole days
The Chumuckla Cotton Gin was a "highlight" in it's early years.
People would acutally travel a great distance to the area just to see it in operation.
There was always a hustle and bustle when it was time to "gin cotton.
During the day it was a very busy place. At night it was all lit up and noisy but with all that brought the
curiosity and excitement, especially for me. I was very young when I first saw the cotton gin and I think because I was a child the lights and the noise attracted me. After a while the sound was a comfort to me and I enjoyed it.
With the process of bailing cotton late at night, sometimes very late, you would think the noise would keep you awake but this was something that became second nature somehow.
At night while listening to the sound of the cotton gin, it became my lullaby and I would drift off into a peaceful sleep.
In Memory Of: My Parents
Joseph & Blanchie Pendleton
"Residents of Chumuckla
Copyright © 2009 Myrtlene P. Langham. All rights reserved
Chumuckla School-Memories By: MPL38
"Our 50th Class Reunion for 1958"
This is for the memories of all my classmates, celebrated-4-26-08
"My Personalized Indian Mandella"
I was honored to receive this oil painting made for me some years ago. With the History of Native Americans living in and around Chumuckla, I can't think of a better place to show it off than right here on
"A Place Called Chumuckla".
Fifth Grade, Class, 1951, sweet memories. I loved going to school.
In this photo, I am on the top row, third person from the right.
Our teacher, Mr Winoker is standing to the far right on the top row.
"My Chumuckla School"
This was the only school I attended from 1946 to 1956 and then
I moved away. I have so many happy memories that I can't explain the
meaning of how much those memories have meant to me on this
page for lack of space. Perhaps later on I can share a lot more.
"This photo was made in 1972"
Copyright © 2009 Myrtlene P. Langham. All rights reserved