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Maths General Knowledge Quiz

Test your understanding of some general mathematical facts with this self marking quiz.

You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 correct.

1. Subtract the second even number from the third square number. Correct Wrong
2. Divide a thousand by a hundred. Correct Wrong
3. What is the name for the longest side of a right angled triangle? Correct Wrong
4. If a square is also a rectangle find 16 squared otherwise find the square root of 16. Correct Wrong
5. How many grams are in one kilogram? Correct Wrong
6. How many seconds are there in four and a half minutes? Correct Wrong
7. How many dots are there on a dice? Correct Wrong
8. What is the largest prime number less than 20? Correct Wrong
9. How many sides does a decagon have? Correct Wrong
10. Multiply this year by last year without using a calculator Correct Wrong

Instructions

Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

When you have got all of the questions correct you may want to print out this page and paste it into your exercise book. If you keep your work in an ePortfolio you could take a screen shot of your answers and paste that into your Maths file.

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