Hello everyone! How well did you do with the sample questions from the eighth grade exam? Do you think you could have passed if you were lucky enough to stay in school that long? Here are the answers to the sample questions. If you want more questions and answers, here is an 1895 eighth grade exam.
- Give nine rules for the use of Capital Letters.
- Capitalize the first word in a sentence.
- Capitalize the pronoun I and the interjection O.
- Capitalize the first word in a quotation.
- Capitalize the first word in a direct question falling within a sentence.
- Capitalize all nouns referring to the deity and to the Bible and other sacred books.
- Use a capital letter for President and Presidency when these refer to the office of President of the United States.
- Use a capital letter for official titles before the names of officials.
- Capitalize proper nouns and adjectives formed from proper nouns.
- Capitalize every word, except conjunctions, articles and short prepositions in the titles of works of literature, music, art, books, etc. The first word of a title is always capitalized.
- What is the cost of 40 boards 12 inches wide and 16 ft. long at $.20 per inch?
40 X 12 X $.20 = $96.00
- Give the epochs into which U.S. History is divided.
The History of the United States of America is divided into these seven epochs:
- Period of Discovery and Settlement (1492 – 1690)
- Expansion of the Colonies (1690 – 1763)
- Securing Independence (1763 – 1774)
- The Critical Period (1774 – 1780)
- Testing Self-Government and the Constitution (1780 – 1840)
- Straining the Constitution (1840 – 1876)
- The United States – A Greater Nation (to present)
- Give four substitutes for caret ‘u’.
Substitutes for caret ‘u’ are oo as in tool, eau as in bureau, ew as in crew.
- Name all the republics of Europe and give capital of each.
France with its capital at Paris, and Switzerland with its capital at Bern are the only republics in Europe. There are no other republics in Europe as we know a republic to be, all the other nations are constitutional monarchies, or principalities. The major monarchies are Great Britain, London; Germany, Berlin; Russia, St. Petersburg; Ukraine, Kiev; Austria/Hungary, Vienna; Italy, Rome; Spain, Seville; Portugal, Lisbon; Belgium, Brussels; Holland, Amsterdam; Denmark, Copenhagen; Norway, Oslo; and Sweden, Stockholm.
- What is the function of the liver? Of the kidneys?
The liver is the center for the storage of vitamins and nutrients which were dissolved and digested in the intestines. The nutrients are carried to the liver by two large veins. Blood passes through the liver at a rate of about 1 1/2 quarts per minute. At any given time the liver contains about 10% of all the blood in your body. The liver is divided into two main parts called lobes. The liver is protected by the bottom part of the ribs on the right side of your chest and the liver weighs between 3 and 4 pounds. The liver also works to make bile. Bile is used to break down fats in the small intestine. The bile is stored in the gall bladder until it is needed to help digest the food you eat. If you eat a real fatty food your body will need more bile to help digest those fats than it would need in comparison to a salad or some fruit.
The kidneys are bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. They are located near the middle of the lower back, just below the rib cage. The kidneys are sophisticated trash collectors. Every day, the kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water. The waste and extra water become urine, which flows to the bladder through tubes called ureters. The bladder stores urine until you go to the bathroom. The wastes in the blood come from the normal breakdown of active muscle and from the food we eat. Our bodies use the food for energy and self-repair. After our body has taken what it needs from the food, waste is sent to the blood. If our kidneys did not remove these wastes, the wastes would build up in the blood and damage our body.
Series by Haley Sjerven, Staff Member