Think you’ve got what it takes to study with the big-geeks at MIT? Prove it. This entrance exam, circa 1869, was created to ensure that in addition to the requirement that entering students “be at least 16 years of age” and have a knowledge of the “rudiments of French,” that they could actually hold their own against the finest minds of their time.
Even after over 100 years, the test is still pretty imposing. I’m not ashamed to admit that I doubt I could pass it with enough vigor to gain entrance, but maybe you can! Let us know in the comments if you’ve got the right stuff. [via]