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Could you have passed the CPA exam in 1917?

by User Not Found | Mar 02, 2016
1917 CPA Exam

Picture the United States in 1917: President Woodrow Wilson has begun his second term as president. The country declares war on Germany, joining World War I after it has already spent nearly three years raging across Europe. Jeanette Rankin of Montana is elected as the first woman member of the U.S. House of Representatives. The first Pulitzer prizes are awarded in four categories, including reporting, editorial writing, history, and biography. Movie tickets are approximately $.07, and gas is about $.15/gallon. In April, the Federal Reserve publishes “Uniform Accounting,” one of the first technical documents on accounting and auditing, in an effort to bring consistency to what was still a mainly unregulated industry. Meanwhile, CPAs across the country take the CPA exam, delivered by the American Institute of Accountants.

Take a quick trip through time and see how the CPA exam of 1917 compares to today. Could you have passed it?

View the 1917 CPA Exam.

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