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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Valdai Hills!

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

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4 miles = 6.43738 km

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

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Athens was a democracy while Sparta was an oligarchy.

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80/511

The greatest common factor is 2,310.

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

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On the border of Italy and France.

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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!