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Maths General Knowledge Quiz

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

Level 1 Level 2 Exam-Style Description More Mixed Maths

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

1. Subtract the fifth triangular number from the fifth cube number.

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2. What is the size in degrees of an interior angle of a regular pentagon?

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3. What is the mathematical name for part of a circle that resembles the shape of a slice of pizza?

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4. How many inches are in one foot?

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5. What is seven to the power zero?

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6. What is the value of π to three significant figures?

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7. What is the only number between 20 and 30 to have an odd number of factors?

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8. What is the reciprocal of 0.125

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9. If a rhombus is also a parallelogram find five factorial otherwise find seven factorial.

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10. The highest common factor of two numbers is seven. The first number is a two digit square number and the second number is a multiple of five less than 50. What is the difference between these two numbers?

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This is Maths General Knowledge Quiz level 2. You can also try: Level 1

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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Level 1 - Mathematics general knowledge questions created for upper Primary, lower Secondary and Junior High School pupils.

Level 2 - Mathematics general knowledge questions created for upper Secondary and High School students.

Exam Style Mixed questions in the style of exam paper questions. Worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.

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