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# Introductory Basic Math Practice Quiz

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Updated on Oct 3, 2011

## Introductory Basic Math Practice Quiz

This test has 30 multiple-choice questions about topics covered in Basic math for Middle and High School students. Find out how much you already know about the topics, and then you'll discover what you still need to learn. 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. Don't worry if you didn't get all the questions right. If you did, you wouldn't need this book! If you do have incorrect answers, check the numbers of the lessons listed with the correct answer. Then, go back and review those particular skills.

If you get a lot of questions right, you can probably spend less time using this book. If you get a lot wrong, you may need to spend a few more minutes a day to really improve your basic math skills.

### Quiz

1. Amber scored 3,487 points playing laser tag. Dale scored 5,012 points. About how many more points did Dale score than Amber?

a. 500 points

b. 1,000 points

c. 1,500 points

d. 3,000 points

2. Sonia checked the temperature for four major cities around the world. She found that it was –12° Celsius in Moscow, 4° Celsius in New York, –23° Celsius in Winnipeg, and 10° Celsius in Mexico City. Which of the following lists the cities in order from coldest temperature to warmest temperature?

a. Winnipeg, Moscow, New York, Mexico City

b. Moscow, Winnipeg, New York, Mexico City

c. New York, Mexico City, Moscow, Winnipeg

d. Mexico City, New York, Moscow, Winnipeg

3. Antonia used the commutative property of addition to quickly compute that 50 + 87 + 50 is equal to 187. Which number sentence below illustrates an application of the commutative property that Antonia used?

a. 50 + 87 + 50 = 137 + 50

b. 50 + 87 + 50 = 50 + (50 + 37) + 50

c. 50 + 87 + 50 = 50 + (87 + 50)

d. 50 + 87 + 50 = 50 + 50 + 87

4. Evaluate: 4 – (3 – 2 × 1)

a. –3

b. –1

c. 3

d. 5

5. Harold has a cube with a number written on each side. The numbers 2, 3, 13, 29, 37, and 61 appear on the cube. When Harold rolls the cube, it will always land on a(n)

a. prime number.

b. composite number.

c. odd number.

d. mixed number.

 6. Sammy fills of a bucket with sand. Jessie has an identical bucket and fills of it with sand. If Sammy pours all of the sand in his bucket into Jessie's bucket, what fraction of Jessie's bucket will be full? a. b. c. d. 7. Jim and Marco raced down Jim's driveway. It took Jim 6.38 seconds to reach the end of the driveway, while it took Marco 4.59 seconds. How much longer did it take Jim to finish the race? a. 0.79 seconds b. 1.79 seconds c. 1.89 seconds d. 2.79 seconds 8. In Mrs. Marsh's class, 3 out of every 7 students are boys. If there are 28 students in her class, how many boys are in her class? a. 3 boys b. 12 boys c. 14 boys d. 16 boys 9. Joel wants to purchase a CD for \$16.25. The clerk tells him he must pay a sales tax equal to 8% of his purchase. How much sales tax must Joel pay? a. \$1.30 b. \$1.63 c. \$2.03 d. \$13 10. Which number is the mean of the following data set? 5, 2, 9, –1, 3 a. 3 b. 3.6 c. 4 d. 10 11. Carol works part time at the movie theater. Her schedule for the next three weeks lists the number of hours Carol will work each day. What is the median number of hours Carol will work over the next three weeks? a. 0 hours b. 3 hours c. 4 hours d. 5 hours 12. Tyson and Steve both collect skateboards. Tyson owns three less than seven times the number of skateboards Steve owns. If s represents the number of skateboards Steve owns, which of the following expressions represents the number of skateboards Tyson owns? a. 7s b. 3 – 7s c. 7s – 3 d. 13. Sebastian finds that when x = 7, the expression 4x + 4 has a value of which of the following? a. 11 b. 24 c. 28 d. 32 14. Carla's dance squad organizes a car wash in the municipal parking lot. It costs them \$250 to rent the lot, and they pay \$35 for cleansers. If the squad charges \$5 per car wash, how many cars must they wash to raise more money than their expenses? a. 50 cars b. 51 cars c. 57 cars d. 58 cars 15. What is the value of 25? a. 7 b. 10 c. 25 d. 32 16. What is the number fourteen thousand written in scientific notation? a. 1.4 × 104 b. 1.4 × 103 c. 14,000 d. 14 × 103 17. Which of the following equations is correct? a. √36 + √64 = √100 b. √25 + √16 = √41 c. √9 + √25 = √64 d. There is no correct equation. 18. Lara is in charge of ticket sales for the school play. A ticket costs \$3.75, and the school auditorium holds 658 people. What is the maximum amount of money Lara can collect for one night if she sells every seat in the auditorium? a. \$175.47 b. \$1,974 c. \$2,467.50 d. \$24,675 19. Dominick lies down on his back to stretch his legs. He keeps his left leg straight along the floor and raises his right leg in the air as high as he can. Which of the following is most likely the measure of the angle made by Dominick's right leg and the floor? a. 10 degrees b. 70 degrees c. 180 degrees d. 270 degrees 20. Matt only likes shapes that have at least one pair of congruent sides. Matt likes all of the following EXCEPT a. squares. b. trapezoids. c. rhombuses. d. parallelograms. 21. The perimeter of a triangle is equal to the sum of the lengths of each side of the triangle. Roy draws an equilateral triangle, and every side is 6 centimeters long. What is the perimeter of Roy's triangle? a. 6 cm b. 12 cm c. 18 cm d. 216 cm 22. Pat paints a portrait that has a length of 30 inches and a width of 24 inches. What is the area of Pat's portrait? (Remember, the area of a rectangle is the length of the rectangle multiplied by the width of the rectangle.) a. 72 in.2 b. 108 in.2 c. 360 in.2 d. 720 in.2 23. Which of the following shapes has four lines of symmetry? a. rectangle b. square c. right triangle d. isosceles trapezoid 24. Mischa draws two isosceles right triangles. Daryl looks at the triangles, and without measuring them, he can be sure that the triangles are a. similar. b. similar and congruent. c. congruent, but not similar. d. neither similar nor congruent. 25. Katie uses chalk to draw a circle on her driveway. If the radius of Katie's circle is 11 inches, what is the circumference of her circle? (Remember, the circumference of a circle is equal to 2πr, where r is the radius of the circle.) a. 11 in. b. 11π in. c. 22 in. d. 22π in. 26. Theo builds a solid with exactly two congruent triangular faces. Theo has built a a. rectangular pyramid. b. triangular pyramid. c. cone. d. triangular prism. 27. Gary makes a diorama out of a shoebox. The shoebox has a width of 6 inches, a length of 12 inches, and a height of 5 inches. What is the volume of Gary's diorama? (Remember, the volume of a rectangular prism can be found by multiplying the prism's length by its width by its height.) a. 72 in.3 b. 216 in.3 c. 360 in.3 d. 432 in.3 28. An empty cylindrical can has a height of 4 inches and a base with a radius of 1.5 inches. Melanie fills the can with water. What is the volume of the water Melanie pours into the can? a. 9π cubic inches b. 6.5π cubic inches c. 6π cubic inches d. 5.5π cubic inches 29. A cube with sides of length 4 centimeters has a surface area of 96 square centimeters. If the length of each side of the cube was doubled, what would be the surface area of the resulting cube? a. 192 square centimeters b. 768 square centimeters c. 384 square centimeters d. 2,304 square centimeters 30. Gerald draws two points on a grid: one at (8,15) and one at (3,3). What is the distance between Gerald's points? a. 5 units b. √119 units c. 12 units d. 13 units

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