Are you smarter than a 1924 fifth grader? Try these questions out to see!
These questions are taken from the Prince Edward County Promotion Exams, 1924, Entrance to Senior III.
Make the following words mean more than one: child, knife, cargo, piano, alley, ally.
Explain the difference between “You may go, John.” and “You can go, John.”
Correct the following:
He don’t know how to do it.
I ain’t gave none of them away.
State what part of the world each explored: Columbus, Cartier, Raleigh, La Salle, Hudson, McKenzie, Drake.
Why did the Americans declare war against the Canadians in 1812. What part did the following play: Laura Secord, Tecumseh? Name six battles fought in the war of 1812.
Name in order of size the continents of the world.
Name in order from west to east the provinces of Canada.
Name the waters through which a vessel would pass going from Sault Ste. Marie to Kingston, and five ports at which it might call.
What are the following: Andes, Magellan, Florida, New Zealand, Nile, Florida, Sahara, Danube, Thames.
Where in Ontario would the following be obtained: salt, nickel, lumber, peaches, copper?
How many gallons in 192 pints?
How many miles in 7040 yards?
If one dozen oranges cost 72 cents, what will 8 dozen cost?
What is the remainder after subtracting 6,398,987 from 40,076,895 four times?
Find the product of the sum and the difference of 69,879 and 68,945.
A man raised 640 bushels of grain. If 1/8 was barley, 1/5 was oats, and 1/10 was corn, and the remainder was wheat how many bushels of wheat did he raise?
A boy bought 8 bushels of hickory nuts at $3.00 a bushel and sold them for 15 cents a quart. What was his loss or gain?
Find the value of a pile of wood 32’ x 8’ at $12.50 a cord.
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