# Probability Multiple Choice Topic Test

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

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Here are 10 Probability 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. 25 cards (numbered one to twenty five) are thoroughly shuffled and one is chosen at random. What is the probability that the chosen card was over 20?

 A. 5 out of 20 B. 0.25 C. 0.2 D. 0.5 E. 25%

2. If you roll a fair dice, what type of number is most likely to appear on the top face.

 A. Odd number B. Even number C. Prime number D. Square number E. Factor of 12

3. There are 7 red balls, 6 green balls and the rest of the balls are pink. If the probability of picking a red ball is 10%. How many pink balls are there?

 A. 70 B. 57 C. 63 D. 68 E. 53 This question was suggested by Hockey Puck, Birmingham

4. What is the probability of getting a king out of a pack of cards?

 A. 1 out of 12 B. 1 out of 52 C. 1 out of 4 D. 1 out of 13 E. 1 out of 26 This question was suggested by Georgia, Holywell

5. There are 3 red counters, 4 blue counters and 5 yellow counters in a bag. A counter is randomly selected. What is the probability that the counter is not yellow?

 A. 7/12 B. 5/12 C. 7 D. 5 E. 10/12

6. What is the probability that you will not live forever.

 A. 0 B. 99 C. 0.1 D. 1 E. 0.5

7. You roll 2 dice. What is the probability that you roll snake eyes (two ones)?

 A. 1/6 B. 1/36 C. 1/3 D. 1/12 E. 1/18 This question was suggested by R Pollock, Pennsylvania

8. What is the probability of throwing a prime number on a 20-sided dice?

 A. 4/5 B. 3/4 C. 2/4 D. 2/5 E. 6/10 This question was suggested by Owen and Endrit, Henry Moore Primary School, Harlow

9. On two standard dice, what is the probability of rolling a combination that, when added, equals six?

 A. 4/6 B. 5/36 C. 3/8 D. 2/4 E. 6/13 This question was suggested by Taylor, Elizabethtown

10. If the probability of a cat landing on its feet is 0.9. What is the probability of the cat not landing on its feet?

 A. 0.9 B. 0.1 C. 0.3 D. 0.45 E. 1

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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