Mom’s Grade 11 Exams from 1930

Eighty-one years ago, when my Mom was taking Grade 11 at Strathclair Collegiate in the little village of Strathclair, MB she wrote these three final exams: Literature, History and Physics. They are dated and timed and every Grade 11 student in the province would have written the exam at the same hour. Not only is the depth and detail of knowledge expected from the students very much from another time, but the paradigm shift of what’s relevant to each generation is clear. Plus the limits of our understanding about physics at the time are very evident. (FYI: Ebullition means boiling. I had to look it up) Here’s the challenge then for all us Grade 11 graduates, take your finals now, sweaty palms and all.

HISTORY

PHYSICS

LITERATURE

How’d you do?

For more of her 1930 exams click here.

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