# Negatives Multiple Choice Topic Test

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

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Here are 10 Negatives 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. Evaluate (5 − 8)(3 − 10)

 A. 21 B. −21 C. 10 D. −10 E. 0

2. I think of a number and multiply it by itself. If my answer is 100, how many possible numbers could I have started with?

 A. none B. one C. two D. three E. not possible to tell This question was suggested by Miss Baylis, Weybridge

3. If a = 7, b = − 3 and c = − 10, calculate a + 2b − c

 A. 0 B. − 11 C. 9 D. − 9 E. 11

4. What is the square of negative six?

 A. 36 B. -36 C. 12 D. -12 E. 60

5. Subtract 34 from 21.

 A. − 13 B. 13 C. 55 D. − 55 E. − 17

6. What is 16 - 3 × 7?

 A. −37 B. 37 C. 91 D. − 91 E. −5

7. What is the difference between -9 and 5?

 A. 14 B. −4 C. −45 D. 4 E. −14

8. What is ten minus seven minus eight?

 A. -5 B. -3 C. -1 D. 11 E. 5

9. If A = −7 what is the value of A2 - 40 ?

 A. −9 B. −89 C. 37 D. −54 E. 9

10. What is −144 divided by −12?

 A. 12 B. 24 C. −12 D. −24 E. −6

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

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