Can we guess what year you graduated based on the school supplies you used?

Your pencils and folders reveal more than you think.

Homework and standardized tests are no fun, but school does have its upsides. Like recess, those little cartons of milk, field day, study hall and friends.

Of course, there were lots of cool gizmos and gadgets that went with it. At the end of each summer, our parents would take us to stock up on school supplies — pencils, protractors, folders, book bags, calculators….

The specific stuff you got probably reveals your age. Or so we hypothesize. Let's see if we can guess the year in which you graduated high school based on the following school supplies. Let us know how we did!
  1. Have you ever played this game?
    Image: Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium
  2. Did you ever use one of these?
    Image: Amazon
  3. Which folder would have been more common in your school?
  4. Did you ever fill out one of these?
  5. Which pencil were you more likely to use?
    Image: brandnamepencils.com
  6. Have you ever seen one of these Mr. Peanut Pencils?
    Image: LIFE Magazine
  7. What would you use to write an essay?
  8. How would you carry your books?
  9. Speaking of backpacks, did everyone in your school have one of these?
    Image: Jansport
  10. Do you know what these are?
    Image: officesupply.com
  11. How about this? Did you ever use this?
  12. What model TI calculator did you use in math?
  13. What was your lunch box made of?
  14. Did a teacher ever give you one of these?
    Image: liketotally80s.com
  15. On what device would you save your homework?

Can we guess what year you graduated based on the school supplies you used?

Your Result...

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leannie429 16 days ago
It was sooooo wrong! I graduated in 1974! I’m not nearly that old!
Irish 16 days ago
Close. Said '66. Graduated in the great class of '68! 🎓
elandir 16 days ago
Actually, I did not graduate in 1966. I graduated in 1977. Poor folks used paper and pencils. Only the wealthy had calculators, backpacks, etc. Fun, though.
Marty53 17 days ago
B.H.H.S. Class of '71. Quiz was off by 5 years.
Coldnorth 23 days ago
They were wrong by a couple of years
Halofo 25 days ago
They where right on...the year i was born that is. Lol
wileyjack13 1 month ago
Missed by twenty years!! Com’on man!!
Plbrown76 1 month ago
They were about four years off, close though!
AngellicA 1 month ago
Wow, I graduated in 1985, it told me 1966...lmao🤔
Halofo AngellicA 25 days ago
Same here...
thetanvanman 1 month ago
Way off. Said I graduated in '66. Started Kindergarten in fall of '66 and graduated HS in '79. Long live the 70's!!!!
goreygirl13 1 month ago
1993, close I graduated in 1996
JAWhitman 1 month ago
boy were they off by about 20 years not as old as they thought
RobertK 1 month ago
1966? Actually about 10 years early. Interesting though, regarding #12, I started to learn how to use a slide rule but Texas Instruments came out with the Model SR-10 calculator, (SR prefix stood for Slide Rule) and my slide rule went in a drawer. Fun quiz, these always bring back some long forgotten memories!!
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