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# Basic Math Practice Quiz

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## Basic Math Practice Quiz

This test has 30 multiple-choice questions about topics that you've studied in these 28 lessons. Use this test to determine any areas you may need to review again.

Read each question carefully. Write the numbers 1–30 on a paper and write your answers there. Try not to use a calculator. Instead, work out each problem on paper.

When you finish the test, check the answers at the bottom.

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1. Hector has 93 carrots he wants to share evenly among 31 rabbits. Which of the following number sentences could be used to find the number of carrots each rabbit receives?

a. 93 ÷ 31

b. 93 – 31

c. 93 × 31

d. 31 ÷ 93

2. A rack designed to hold DVDs has five shelves. Each shelf can hold up to 50 DVDs. What is the maximum number of DVDs that the rack can hold?

a. 500

b. 250

c. 200

d. 55

3. |–8 × 4| + |–5| =

a. –37

b. –27

c. 27

d. 37

4. Evaluate: 10 × (4 – 1 ÷ 2)

a. 15

b. 19

c. 35

d. 39.5

5. Terri's favorite number is 8. She makes a list of multiples of 8. Which number could NOT be on the list?

a. 4

b. 8

c. 56

d. 8,000

6. Tammy, Elena, Nicole, and Melanie each find a seashell on the beach. Tammy's seashell weighs pounds, Elena's seashell weighs 0.68 pounds, Nicole's seashell weighs 0.8 pounds, and Melanie's seashell weighs pounds. Whose seashell is the heaviest?

a. Tammy's seashell

b. Elena's seashell

c. Nicole's seashell

d. Melanie's seashell

7. Cecil lives miles from his school. Which of the following decimals is equal to the distance from Cecil's home to his school?

a. 0.625 miles

b. 1.58 miles

c. 1.125 miles

d. 1.625 miles

8. Reggie plans to have a garden with 36 plants. He wants the ratio of tomato plants to cucumber plants to be 4:5. How many cucumber plants will be in Reggie's garden?

a. 5 cucumber plants

b. 16 cucumber plants

c. 18 cucumber plants

d. 20 cucumber plants

9. There are 360 exhibits at the Kendall County Art Fair; 54 of the exhibits are outdoors and the rest are indoors. What percent of the exhibits are outdoors?

a. 7%

b. 15%

c. 18%

d. 54%

10. The manager of a supermarket wants to figure out which type of bread is most popular with her customers. To make it easier to keep track of the kinds of bread she sells, she numbers the different breads as follows: 1 for white bread, 2 for whole wheat, 3 for rye, and so on. Then she keeps track of breads as they are sold, making a list of all the numbers. To determine which type of bread is the most popular, what information should she look at from this set of data?

a. the mean

b. the median

c. the mode

d. the range

11. Dexter's sixth-grade class races model cars and the results of the race are shown in the following table.

Which of the following is a valid conclusion?

a. Cars with faster average speeds place higher than cars with slower average speeds.

b. Cars with higher top speeds place higher than cars with lower top speeds.

c. The average speed of a car is not related to the place in which the car finishes.

d. The lower the average speed of a car, the lower the top speed of the car.

12. Four friends study the equation y = 8x – 10 and each makes a statement. Which of the following statements is correct?

a. Mike: y = 0 when x = 0

b. David: y = 6 when x = 2

c. Frank: y = 0 when x = –2

d. Dan: y = 2 when x = 1

13. Susie wants to find the value of y = 7x – 2 when x = 5. She solves the equation and finds y to be equal to 25. What did Susie do wrong?

a. She substituted 5 for x and multiplied by 7 before subtracting 2.

b. She substituted 4 for x and multiplied by 7 before subtracting 2.

c. She subtracted 2 from 7 before substituting 5 for x and multiplying.

d. She subtracted 2 from x before substituting and multiplying.

14. The local city council has decided to limit the heights of the buildings in the city to 45 feet so that everybody has a reasonable view of the mountains in the distance. The council has also decided that structures that are eight feet tall or less do not classify as buildings under the city's building code. If H represents the height of a building in feet, which inequality describes the possible range of eligible heights of buildings in this city?

a. 8 ≤ H ≤ 45

b. 8 ≤ H < 45

c. 8 < H ≤ 45

d. 8 < H < 45

15. Calculate 432 × 4.

a. 172

b. 129

c. 7,396

d. 1,849

16. Evaluate the following expression and express the answer in scientific notation.

(4 × 102) × (2 × 103)

a. 8 × 106

b. 8 × 105

c. 800 × 103

d. 800,000

17. What is another way to write 5√12?

a. 12√5

b. 10√3

c. 6√3

d. 12

18. Max, David, and Jonathan collect sweaters for a clothing drive. Max collects 57 sweaters, David collects 98 sweaters, and Jonathan collects 72 sweaters. To find the total number of sweaters collected, the boys could use any of the following formulas EXCEPT

a. 57 + (98 + 72)

b. 57(98 + 72)

c. (57 + 98) + 72

d. (57 + 72) + 98

19. The sum of the measures of two angles is 90°. The angles must be

a. complementary.

b. supplementary.

c. congruent.

d. obtuse.

20. Albert has four line segments. Two line segments are 5 cm long, and two line segments are 7 cm long. Using the four line segments, Albert could construct all of the following EXCEPT a

a. rectangle.

b. parallelogram.

c. rhombus.

21. What is the perimeter of an equilateral triangle whose sides are each 5 feet?

a. 5 feet

b. 10 feet

c. 15 feet

d. 15 feet

22. A rectangle has sides that are 3 feet long and 7 feet wide. What is the area, in square feet, of the rectangle?

a. 10 square feet

b. 20 square feet

c. 21 square feet

d. 100 square feet

23. Which of the following statements about a figure and its transformation is NOT true?

a. A translation of a figure is always congruent to the original figure.

b. A rotation of a figure is always congruent to the original figure.

c. A reflection of a figure is always congruent to the original figure.

d. A dilation of a figure is always congruent to the original figure.

24. In a given triangle, the base is b and the height to that base is h. What is the area, A, of the triangle, in terms of b and h?

a. A = b+h

b. A = bh

c.

d. A = 2b + 2h

25. What is the circumference of a circle of radius 3 meters? Use the approximation 3.14 for π and round your answer to the nearest tenth.

a. 1.88 meters

b. 9.4 meters

c. 18 meters

d. 18.8 meters

26. Randy builds a three-dimensional figure using paper and scissors. He uses one sheet of paper for each face of his figure. He wants to use as few pieces of paper as possible, so he builds a

a. cone.

b. cube.

c. triangular pyramid.

d. cylinder.

27. A cube has side lengths of 3 centimeters. What is its volume?

a. 3 cm3

b. 9 cm3

c. 18 cm3

d. 27 cm3

28. A cylinder has a height of 12 inches and a base with a diameter of 6 inches. What is the surface area of the cylinder?

a. 18π square inches

b. 72π square inches

c. 81π square inches

d. 90π square inches

29. Which point lies in quadrant III?

a. (1,2)

b. (–1,2)

c. (1,–2)

d. (–1,–2)

30. Tabitha draws the line segment shown on the following graph. Which of the statements that follows is true?

a. The slope of Tabitha's line segment is .

b. The length of Tabitha's line segment is 12 units.

c. Tabitha's line segment passes through the point (1,3).

d. Tabitha's line segment has its midpoint at (5,7).

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