Ex­erpts from 6th Grade his­tory tests

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO OPINION -

‘The great­est writer of the Re­nais­sance was Wil­liam Shake­speare. He was born in 1564, sup­pos­edly on his birth­day. He never made much money and is fa­mous only be­cause of his plays. He wrote tragedies, come­dies, and hys­terec­tomies, all in Is­lamic pen­tame­ter. Romeo and Juliet are an ex­am­ple of a heroic cou­ple.’

‘Abra­ham Lin­coln was Amer­ica’s great­est prece­dent. Lin­coln’s mother died in in­fancy, and he was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands. Abra­ham Lin­coln freed the slaves by sign­ing the Emas­cu­la­tion Procla­ma­tion. On the night of April 14, 1865, Lin­coln went to the theatre and got shot in his seat by one of the ac­tors in the mov­ing pic­ture show. They be­lieve the assi­na­tor was John Wilkes Booth, a sup­pos­ingly in­sane ac­tor. This ru­ined Booth’s ca­reer.’

‘Jo­hann Bach wrote a great many mu­si­cal com­po­si­tions and had a large num­ber of chil­dren. Bach died from 1750 to the present. Bach was the most fa­mous com­poser in the world and so was Han­del. Han­del was half Ger­man, half Ital­ian, and half English. He was very large.’

‘Beethoven wrote mu­sic even though he was deaf. He was so deaf he wrote loud mu­sic. He took long walks in the for­est even when every­one was call­ing for him. Beethoven ex­pired in 1827 and later died from this.’

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