Recently the Bullitt County History Museum in Shepherdsville, Kentucky found a century old 8th grade exam. This copy from 1912 was most likely a master copy that would've been sent to schools.

At the time the schools in the Bullitt County area would have been small rural schoolhouses.

Students came together at the county courthouse once or twice a year to take this "Common Exam." It was apparently a big deal. The local newspaper urged students to do well, even urging seventh graders that it was not too early to start preparing. Some scholarships were provided to those who passed to go on to high school, which was also a big deal back then. In those days, high school was sometimes another county away and a rare thing for many farm children to be able to otherwise attend.

Pencils down. Get the answers here.