1912 eighth grade exam proves difficult

August 12, 2013 11:54:34 AM PDT
A new discovery of a 1912 eighth grade exam is both fascinating and potentially embarrassing.

The eighth grade exam from the year 1912 was recently found in a museum in Kentucky. The questions are, to say the least, challenging.

Who invented the cotton gin?
Name the last battle of the Civil War.
Who invented the following: the sewing machine? the phonograph?
Where is the chief nervous center of the body?
Name in the order of size, the three largest states in the United States

See how randomly chosen people on New York City's streets answered the 1912 eighth grade exam questions