Numeracy Test

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Numeracy Test

This test will assess your basic understanding of concepts reviewed during our training series on quantitative reasoning


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Sonam wants to calculate how many more seconds he has while he is awake. Suppose Sonam is 25 years old.  He sleeps 8 hours per day.  He estimates he will live to be 75 years old.  Without using a calculator, estimate how many 'waking seconds' he has.  Use your rounding skills to find the answer!
    • A. 

      3,000,000,000 (or 3 x 10^9 seconds)

    • B. 

      2,000,000,000 (or 2 x 10^9 seconds)

    • C. 

      1,000,000,000 (or 1 x 10^9 seconds)

    • D. 

      4,000,000,000 (or 4 x 10^9 seconds)

  • 2. 
    A new hydropower plant in Lingmethang is estimated to generate 1,270 Megawatts.    Approximately many 60 watt bulbs can the plant light up? 
    • A. 

      20 light bulbs

    • B. 

      20,000 light bulbs

    • C. 

      20,000,000 light bulbs

    • D. 

      20,000,000,000 light bulbs

  • 3. 
    46,795 runners finished the 2011 New York marathon. The 1981 marathon had 13,203 finishers.  What was the percentage increase during this time period?
    • A. 

      Approximately 350%

    • B. 

      Approximately 500%

    • C. 

      Approximately 400%

    • D. 

      Approximately 250%

  • 4. 
    What is inflation?
    • A. 

      The % relative change in the price level over the preceding twelve months

    • B. 

      The increase in average prices in the retail sector

    • C. 

      The rise in labor costs over the last year

    • D. 

      The percentage expansion of the economy over the last year

  • 5. 
    In the The New Yorker on March 29, 2010 you could read on page 45 that "Apple has just 2.2 per cent of the world cell-phone market, but that means it sold twenty-five million iPhones last year." How large was the 2009 world cell-phone market? (That is, how many people bought a cell-phone in 2009?) 
    • A. 

      Approximately 1.1 million

    • B. 

      Approximately 110 million

    • C. 

      Approximately 1.1 billion

    • D. 

      Approximately 11 billion

  • 6. 
    Your employment contract calls for a 5% annual raise. If the inflation rate is 11.3%, what is your resulting “raise”? (You can use a calculator)
    • A. 

      A 6.3% reduction (from the original value)

    • B. 

      A 5.6% reduction (from the original value)

    • C. 

      A 6.3% raise (from the original value)

    • D. 

      A 5.6% raise (from the original value)

  • 7. 
    Last week, the store sold 25 DVDs at $14.99 each; 13 DVDs at $12.99 each and 19 DVDs at $7.99 each.  Find the weighted average of sales per DVD. 
    • A. 

      $12.20/DVD

    • B. 

      $695.43/DVD

    • C. 

      $24.40/DVD

    • D. 

      $15/DVD

  • 8. 
    Asam took 7 maths tests and got scores of 68, 71, 71, 84, 53, 62 and 67. What was Asam's mode score?
    • A. 

      68

    • B. 

      84

    • C. 

      71

    • D. 

      67

  • 9. 
    What type of graph is this? What is the mode value?
    • A. 

      Bar graph; 25

    • B. 

      Histogram; 25

    • C. 

      Bell Curve; 25

    • D. 

      Histogram; 100

  • 10. 
    What is the median of these numbers: 2.4, 2.8, 2.3, 2.9, 2.9?  
    • A. 

      2.3

    • B. 

      2.9

    • C. 

      2.8

    • D. 

      There is no median

  • 11. 
    Please describe your experience of the course. Discuss your overall satisfaction and what you would like to learn more of in the future (related to math, numeracy, and quantitative reasoning)