1.
On Tuesday, 12 inches of snow fell. On Wednesday, another 8 inches fell, and on Thursday another 4 inches fell. How much snow was on the ground at the time?
Correct Answer
B. 24 INCHES
Explanation
The question states that on Tuesday, 12 inches of snow fell. On Wednesday, another 8 inches fell, and on Thursday, another 4 inches fell. To find the total amount of snow on the ground, we add the three amounts: 12 + 8 + 4 = 24 inches. Therefore, the correct answer is 24 inches.
2.
On Friday, 2 inches melted and on Saturday another 3 inches melted. Now how much snow was on the ground?
Correct Answer
C. 19 inches
Explanation
Since 2 inches of snow melted on Friday and another 3 inches melted on Saturday, we need to subtract these amounts from the original amount of snow on the ground. Therefore, the original amount of snow on the ground was 19 inches.
3.
Freezing happens at 32 degrees. If the weather forecaster says that Tuesday will be 8 degrees above freezing, what temperature will it be?
Correct Answer
A. 40 degrees
Explanation
If freezing happens at 32 degrees and Tuesday will be 8 degrees above freezing, then the temperature on Tuesday will be 32 + 8 = 40 degrees.
4.
If the weather forecaster says that Wednesday will be 9 degrees below freezing, what temperature will it be?
Correct Answer
C. 23 degrees
Explanation
If the weather forecaster says that Wednesday will be 9 degrees below freezing, it means that the temperature will be 9 degrees lower than the freezing point, which is 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore, the temperature on Wednesday will be 23 degrees Fahrenheit.
5.
A wildfire is burning many acres of forest. On Tuesday, the fire burned 1,200 acres and on Wednesday another 1,593 acres burned. How many acres have burned so far?
Correct Answer
C. 2,793 acres
Explanation
The question asks for the total number of acres that have burned so far in the wildfire. On Tuesday, 1,200 acres burned, and on Wednesday, another 1,593 acres burned. To find the total, we add these two numbers together: 1,200 + 1,593 = 2,793 acres. Therefore, the correct answer is 2,793 acres.
6.
On Thursday, another 973 acres burned and on Friday another 72 acres burned. On Saturday, the fire was contained. How many total acres burned?
Correct Answer
C. 3,838 acres
Explanation
The total number of acres burned can be calculated by adding the acres burned on each day. On Thursday, 973 acres burned, and on Friday, another 72 acres burned. Adding these two numbers together gives a total of 1,045 acres burned. However, the question states that the fire was contained on Saturday, so no additional acres burned on that day. Therefore, the total number of acres burned is 1,045 acres. However, this answer is not one of the options given, so the correct answer is not available.
7.
Many firefighters have been called to the scene to fight the wild fire. On Tuesday, there were 356 firefighters. On Wednesday, an additional 89 joined, and on Thursday, another 92 joined. How many firefighters were there?
Correct Answer
B. 537 firefighters
Explanation
On Tuesday, there were 356 firefighters. On Wednesday, an additional 89 joined, and on Thursday, another 92 joined. To find the total number of firefighters, we add the number of firefighters on each day: 356 + 89 + 92 = 537 firefighters.
8.
On Friday, 23 firefighters rested, and another 52 joined up. Now, how many people were fighting the fire?
Correct Answer
D. 566 firefighters
Explanation
On Friday, there were already 23 firefighters present. Then, an additional 52 firefighters joined. To find the total number of firefighters, we add 23 and 52 together, which equals 75. Therefore, the correct answer is 566 firefighters.
9.
If you can eat one ice cream cup in 15 minutes, then it takes 1 hour to eat four ice cream cups.
Correct Answer
A. TRUE
Explanation
The given statement is true because if it takes 15 minutes to eat one ice cream cup, then it would take 4 times that amount, which is 1 hour, to eat four ice cream cups.
10.
If the length of 1 pencil is equal to 12 inches, then the total length of 4 pencils would be 1 yard.
Correct Answer
B. FALSE
Explanation
This statement is false because 1 yard is equal to 36 inches, not 48 inches (12 inches x 4 pencils). Therefore, the total length of 4 pencils would not be equal to 1 yard.