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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 second even number from the third square number.

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2. Divide a thousand by a hundred.

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3. What is the name for the longest side of a right angled triangle?

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4. How many grams are in one kilogram?

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5. How many seconds are there in four and a half minutes?

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6. How many dots are there on a dice?

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7. What is the largest prime number less than 20?

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8. How many sides does a decagon have?

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9. If a square is also a rectangle find 16 squared otherwise find the square root of 16.

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10. Multiply this year by last year without using a calculator

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

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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