Arithmetic Multiple Choice Topic Test

Test your understanding of arithmetic with this ten question, self-marking multiple choice exercise.

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Here are 10 Arithmetic multiple choice questions written by people from around the world while using the main Pentransum activity. You can earn a Transum Trophy for answering at least 9 of them correctly.

1. A plant grows 75cm everyday. How much will it grow in metres in a full week?

 A. 4.25m B. 5.25m C. 525m D. 5.25cm E. 425cm This question was suggested by Mr Dunford, South Wigston High School

2. 256 x 2

 A. 512 B. 511 C. 513 D. 569 E. 583 This question was suggested by Corbin Baxter, Kimihia Primary School, Huntly, New Zealand

3. What is 7 x 7 x 7 x 7 divided by 7?

 A. 7777777777 B. 343 C. 2401 D. 7.7 E. 561 This question was suggested by Ryan Le Quesne, Kimhia Primary School, Huntly, New Zealand

4. Jason arranged tiles in a 6 by 8 rectangle. 1 person took 3 tiles, 2 people took 4 tiles each, and 1 more person took 5 tiles. Then Jason added 19 more tiles. How many tiles are there now?

 A. 36 B. 42 C. 59 D. 48 E. 51 This question was suggested by Ryan Le Quesne, Kimhia Primary School, Huntly, New Zealand

5. If everyone in the UK played Fast Factors once each day in July and there are 60 million people in the UK. How many times will it have been played in July?

 A. 1720000000 B. 1860000000 C. 1980000000 D. 1920000000 E. 1680000000 This question was suggested by Jason Pilsbury, Lichfield

6. How many seconds are there in a day?

 A. 8 640 B. 86 440 C. 864 000 D. 86 400 E. 86 440 This question was suggested by Julie, Australia

7. I thought of a number times it by 2 divided it by 3 then added 99 divided it by 5 and my answer was 25 what was my number?

 A. 39 B. 40 C. 35 D. 29 E. 41 This question was suggested by Manuel Stevens, Kimihia School, Huntly

8. If there were 49 spiders in an army, but 8 had just 7 legs, how many spiders legs were there in the army?

 A. 383 B. 873 C. 384 D. 98 E. 701 This question was suggested by Emma C, Leeds

9. How many buses will be needed to hold 476 people when a bus can hold 52 people.

 A. 8 B. 9 C. 7 D. 10 E. 6 This question was suggested by Finn Meyer, Christian-von-Dohm-Gymnasium Goslar, Germany

10. Some aliens are called Zylstras. Each Zylstra has got 6 fingers and 15 toes. How many fingers and toes do 7 Zylstras have in total?

 A. 23 B. 89 C. 123 D. 172 E. 147 This question was suggested by Rowan and Mr Walker, Elmhurst Primary School

Please note that unlike other Transum online exercises, the check button for this multiple choice quiz can only be clicked once when you have answered all ten questions. Check your answers carefully before clicking the button below. You teed to get at least 9 questions correct to be awarded a Transum Trophy.

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Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Choose one of the five possible answers. When you have finished click the "check" button. If you have any questions wrong, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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