This exam was given to 8th grade students in Bullitt County, Kentucky.
A rural community, it was a big deal to make it as far as 8th grade and some students who scored well were granted scholarships to high school.
This would be a fun exam to pass out to students in any grade as a beginning of the year assignment, either individually or in small groups to see collectively how many they might be able to answer. Obviously some of the questions are no longer relevant nor will they be able to answer all of them, but this can be a great springboard for class discussions and as an ice breaker.
For a link to the answers head here: Bullitt County exam answers