Saturday, April 7, 2007

Smarter Than a 5th Grader - Random Trivia Questions

This week's themed quiz comes from information in the Everyday Mathematics Student Reference Book, which is targeted for 9- to 12-year-olds, so the questions actually range up to the sixth grade. To make it even harder, you have no choices to select from and no cheats (Google on your own guilty conscience). And sorry, no million-dollar prize this week; I spent my T.J. Maxx haul on Woot's April Fools' Day BOC (I didn't notice the coupon).

Smarter Than a 5th Grader Questions

  • Q1) Subtraction: What term refers to the number that you take away (i.e., what do you call B in the equation A - B = C)?
  • Q2) Whole Numbers: What is the lowest composite number?
  • Q3) Calculating: What operation would you use the lattice method to calculate?
  • Q4) Geometric Angles: What term refers to an angle greater than 180 degrees and less than 360 degrees?
  • Q5) Quadrilaterals: What do you call a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides?
  • Q6) Geometric Shapes: In a plane, if you draw a line and a point off the line, what shape is formed by the set of points that are equidistant from the line and the point?
  • Q7) Polygons: What is the sum of the interior angles in a pentagon?
  • Q8) Pyramids: What is the volume of a pyramid whose base is 6 square units and whose height is 8 units?
  • Q9) Measurement of Area: How many square feet are in an acre?
  • Q10) Measurement of Volume: How many fluid ounces are in a gallon?
  • Q11) Metric System: What is the mass, in kilograms, of a liter of water (at 3.98 degrees Celsius, to be precise)?
  • Q12) Mystery Subject: Please excuse my dear Aunt Sally because she can't remember what?

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