I wonder whether the questions on a calculus exam at university were easier or harder 100 years ago. Nowadays we have all these aids and different learning methods.
I would love to see an old exam.
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It depends on what you call "calculus" exactly. A nice large sample of exam problems (of slightly older age 120-130 years ago) in Cambridge can be seen in the book by Whittaker and Watson, Course of Modern Analysis. The first edition was published in 1902 and the last in 1927.
In the end of each chapter it contains exam problems from previous years with indication where and in what year each problem was offered. The book is easily available, since it is still in print (and available on the Internet) and is widely used (not for exams, I suppose).
But you have to take into account that Cambridge was one of the top schools in the world at that time, and the level at an average US university could be lower.