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Posted on May 13, 2017

Can You Get 8/8 On This Final Exam Eighth Graders Took In 1895?

Would you be smarter back then?

  1. Which is not one of the principal parts of a verb?

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    The four principle parts of a verb are present, the past tense, the past participle, and the present participle.

  2. In what year did the Civil War end?

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    The Civil War ended in 1865.

  3. Who invented the cotton gin?

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    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, which helped shape the Industrial Revolution.

  4. The first commercially successful steamboat was invented by:

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    Robert Fulton is the inventor of the first commercially successful steamboat!

  5. A group of lines separated from others in a poem is a:

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    That's a stanza!

  6. ___ is referred the study of words' origins.

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    Etymology!

  7. Which of these is not a prefix?

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    "Ation" is a suffix, not a prefix!

  8. What does "raze" mean?

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    It means to "completely destroy."

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