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Updated on Nov 21, 2019. Posted on Nov 1, 2019

Here Are 10 Questions From A Real 1869 Harvard Entrance Exam — How Would You Do?

What, like it's hard?

Below are 10 questions from a real 1869 Harvard entrance exam I found on the internet. Apparently, Harvard advertised that 7 out of 8 people who took the test were admitted. Want to see how you'd do?

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Note: The real test was all fill-in-the-blank. Because I love you and I want you to succeed, I gave you multiple choice answers. Good luck!

  1. Getty
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Valdai Hills!

    The Volga River's source is in the Valdai Hills of Russia.

  2. Getty
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    4 miles = 6.43738 km

  3. Getty
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    Wrong! 

    The journey Greek soldiers made out of Persia after the rebellion of Prince Cyrus.

  4. Getty
  5. Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Athens was a democracy while Sparta was an oligarchy.

  6. Getty
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    80/511

    The greatest common factor is 2,310.

  7. Getty
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A king of Numantia!

  8. Getty
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Here is a link if you want to hear an explanation of the problem.

  9. Getty
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    On the border of Italy and France.

  10. Getty
    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    To solve, you should've multiplied all terms by (x+12)(x+(-1)/3), canceled, then subtracted x^2+35/3x-4.

Though Harvard University wasn't involved in the making of this quiz, we do appreciate their 1869 entrance exam being available on the interwebz!

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