Arithmetic Multiple Choice Topic Test

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

Shape (3D)AlgebraAnglesArithmeticAveragesDecimalsFractionsMensurationMoneyNumberPercentagesProbabilityProblem SolvingRatioSequencesShapeTimeIndicesNegativesGeometry Other Topics Pentransum

Here are 10 Arithmetic 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 9 x 9 x 9 x 9 ?

 A. 6324 B. 6561 C. 6666 D. 8976 E. 6543 This question was suggested by Jay Simpson, Newcastle

2. What is 3 cubed add 8 cubed?

 A. 539 B. 540 C. 541 D. 542 E. 543 This question was suggested by Lewis Jay Brandon, Luton

3. Laura has 91 apples and gets seven from Stephen and then she shares them between 14 friends how many does each friend get?

 A. 56 B. 67 C. 567 D. 34 E. 7 This question was suggested by Conner Yarlett, 30 LN5 9PN

4. If there are 30 kids in each class and 13 classrooms how many kids attend the school?

 A. 455 B. 405 C. 390 D. 380 E. 320 This question was suggested by Corbin Baxter, Kimihia School, Huntly, NZ

5. If everyone in the UK played Fast Factors once each day in July and there are 60 million people in the UK. How many times will it have been played in July?

 A. 1720000000 B. 1860000000 C. 1980000000 D. 1920000000 E. 1680000000 This question was suggested by Jason Pilsbury, Lichfield

6. What is 6 x 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1 x 0?

 A. 6 B. 9 C. 0 D. -4 E. 120 This question was suggested by Sean Barrett, Cramlington

7. If goldilocks and the three little pigs sat down at a table, how many legs would there be?

 A. 6 B. 14 C. 34 D. 30 E. 10 This question was suggested by Flossie Roberts, Portland, Dorset

8. Jonty (age 10) and James (age 8) get \$1.00 pocket money for each year of age, every week. How much do their parents pay them altogether, every four weeks?

 A. 64 B. 78 C. 86 D. 68 E. 72 This question was suggested by Kathryn Hogg, Hamilton, New Zealand

9. A truck loaded with 8 cars weighs 24 tons altogether. Half of the cars weigh 1.5 tons each and the other half weigh 3 tons each. What is the weight of the truck when empty?

 A. 2 tons B. 4 tons C. 5.5 tons D. 6 tons E. 8.5 tons This question was suggested by Michael, Columbia, Missouri

10. 53 [?] 14 [?] 6 [?] 15 [?] 8 = 38 What are the missing sections in this equation? You can use addition, multiplication, and subraction.

 A. 53 - 14 + 6 x 15 - 8 B. 53 + 14 - 6 - 15 + 8 C. 53 x 14 - 6 - 15 - 8 D. 53 - 14 + 6 - 15 + 8 E. 53 - 14 - 6 + 15 - 8 This question was suggested by Ryan Le Quesne, Kimhia Primary School, Huntly, New Zealand

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.

Check

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.

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. You can also claim a 'Transum Trophy' by completing this quiz.

Transum.org

This web site contains hundreds of free mathematical activities for teachers and students. Click here to go to the main page which links to all of the resources available.

More Activities:

Comment recorded on the 24 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Ruth Seward, Hagley Park Sports College:

"Find the starters wonderful; students enjoy them and often want to use the idea generated by the starter in other parts of the lesson. Keep up the good work"

Comment recorded on the 1 August 'Starter of the Day' page by Peter Wright, St Joseph's College:

"Love using the Starter of the Day activities to get the students into Maths mode at the beginning of a lesson. Lots of interesting discussions and questions have arisen out of the activities.
Thanks for such a great resource!"

Teacher! Are you delivering Maths lessons online?

Parents! Has home-schooling been thrust upon you at short notice?

Stay safe and wash yout hands!

Featured Activity

The Transum Newsletter for February 2023 has just been published. Click on the image above to read about the latest developments on this site and try to solve the puzzle of the month. You can read the newsletter online or listen to it by downloading the podcast.

There are answers to this exercise but they are only available to teachers who have subscribed to Transum and are currently signed in on this computer.

A Transum subscription unlocks the answers to most of the student online exercises, quizzes and puzzles. It also provides the teacher with access to quality external links on each of the Transum topic pages so that teachers can easily find the excellent resources we have found and add to the collection themselves.

Class lists, lesson plans and assessment data can also be stored in the Class Admin application and the teacher also has access to the Transum Trophies earned by class members.

Go Maths

Learning and understanding Mathematics, at every level, requires learner engagement. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. Sometimes traditional teaching fails to actively involve students. One way to address the problem is through the use of interactive activities and this web site provides many of those. Click here for more activities designed for students in upper Secondary/High school.

Teachers

If you found this activity useful don't forget to record it in your scheme of work or learning management system. The short URL, ready to be copied and pasted, is as follows:

Alternatively, if you use Google Classroom, all you have to do is click on the green icon below.

Do you have any comments? It is always useful to receive feedback and helps make this free resource even more useful for those learning Mathematics anywhere in the world. Click here to enter your comments.