# 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. What is the probability of throwing a square number on a normal 6-sided dice?

 A. 0.6 B. One third C. 0.666 D. Two thirds E. 0.2

2. 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

3. 39% of marbles in a jar are red, 23% are blue, 30% are green, and the rest are yellow. If the jar has 400 marbles, what is the probability of picking a yellow marble?

 A. 1/25 B. 2/25 C. 3/25 D. 4/25 E. 1/5 This question was suggested by Tristan, Wellington, New Zealand

4. A jar contains 5 blue marbles. Then, some red marbles were added into the jar. If the chance of picking a blue marble is now 1 in 15, how many red marbles were added into the jar?

 A. 25 B. 40 C. 55 D. 70 E. 85 This question was suggested by Tristan, Wellington, New Zealand

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

 A. 0 B. 99 C. 0.1 D. 1 E. 0.5

6. 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

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. 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

9. 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%

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

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