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1895 8th grade final exam

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  1. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    There are 4 pecks in a bushel. HMB
     
  2. ljutic73

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    bushel of wheat- 60lb's, barley 48, oats 34, flax 56....
     
  3. Leo

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    I would guess that most High school graduates could not pass this. Notice how the questions are bases on practical application.
     
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    If I expected knowledge of this material from most college graduates, I would be thought condescending and arrogant.

    America is fast becoming an ignorant country for whom the simplest tasks are vexing. Worse, it is being indoctrinated in our young that independent thought bespeaks a character flaw and evinces cause for heightened monitoring and counseling.
     
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    Congratulations, graduates...you can now rote-memorize enough stuff to run a grain elevator...but have no critical thinking skills.


    No wonder that generation thought FDR was so great. Yawn...
     
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    buzz-gun, be careful how you disparage someone with an 8th grade education who runs a grain elevator. What the h+++ is the merit in critical thinking anyway? All we seem to have are people running things who graduated from those institutions that love to praise themselves for teaching critical thinking, when all they really do is indoctrinate students. Give me a grain elevator manager who can pass that test any day.

    Gene Batchelar
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  7. hmb

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    Thee are 8 quarts in a peck. HMB
     
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    There is a Ton of bovine feces in a Buzzgun. Richard
     
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    1607: Jamestown
    1620: Plymouth
    1800: Washington DC established as US capitol
    1849: Gold Rush
    1865: End of Civil War
     
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    BRG - ROTFLMAO!!!
     
  11. wayneo

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    FYI: A peck is a measure of volume associated with DRY goods.

    It is equal to 16 DRY pints, which is equal to 0.311 cubic foot.

    Four peck = 1 bushel.

    Wayne
     
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