Zululand Observer - Weekender

Exerpts from 6th Grade history tests

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‘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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