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Exam paper for 13-year-olds in 1944 stuns public for being unbelievably hard

The old history exam paper from 1944 asks third year pupils to answer detailed questions about the union of the Scottish and English parliaments as well as the Battle of Carham, The Darien Scheme and the Marquis of Montrose.

Another question asks students to explain how John Knox, Bonnie Dundee, Archbishop Laud, Agricola, Thomas Telford or Queen Margaret played a part in Scottish history.

The next asks pupils to name three Scotsmen, living in the nineteeth century, who achieved distinction in exploration or scientific discovery

Posting a picture of the paper on Twitter, the user wrote: “This exam paper shows what 13-year-old school children in Inverness in 1944 were expected to know. Try it.”

The tweet has been liked thousands of times and even retweeted by TV presenter and archaeologist Neil Oliver. He commented: “This is quite inspirational, or maybe aspirational.”

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