See If You Can Answer Questions West Virginia’s 8th Graders Are Asked Every Year In The Golden Horseshoe Exam

For the past 90 years, West Virginia’s 8th graders have been taking a very important test: the Golden Horseshoe Exam. Thousands of students take it, but only the top 200ish receive the coveted Golden Horseshoe Pin to signify their impressive grasp of West Virginia history.

Go ahead and take the quiz as you read! You’ll find all the answers at the end of the article.

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See the answers below! So tell us! How’d you do (see answers below)? Did you take the Golden Horseshoe Exam as an 8th grader? Do you have a pin to show for it? Were any of these questions on your test? Stick around Only In West Virginia for awhile, and we’ll keep giving you the scoop on all the interesting state history we can find!

If you enjoyed this little quiz, you can find 214 more on the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture, and History Website. They also have a daily question you can do if you like your history in smaller doses.

Answers: C. David Lynn, E. Lieutenant Roger Jones, C. Geno Smith, B. three-way catalytic converter, C. Blanche Lazzell and Grace Martin Taylor, C. Wheeling, C. Potomak Guardian, B. Little Wheeling Creek

 

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