QUIZ: Would you pass the English Grammar School entrance exam from the 1940s and 1950s?

You might find the following test questions from the 1940s and 50s extremely difficult.

They come from the 11 Plus entrance exams, a entrance exam issued by British grammar schools 60 years ago. The questions have been republished in the “Eleven-Plus Book.”

The exam was taken by 11-year-olds hoping to get into grammar school, the selective tier of the English state school system.

English grammar schools still run entrance exams, but the format today is different.

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