Numeracy Diagnostic Test

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Numeracy Diagnostic Test

Answer all 59 questions on this paper. Each question shows FOUR possible answers letter (‘a’, ‘b’, ‘c’, ‘d’). Only ONE is correct.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    10 - [] = 2The number that should go in the [] is?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      20

  • 2. 
            .        .                .   . .    .  .    .  .  .1     2        3Fig. Shows the first three triangular numbers. What is the next triangular number?
    • A. 

      9

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      11

    • D. 

      12

  • 3. 
    How many minutes are there in half an hour?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      50

  • 4. 
    15.30Refer to the above. The time shown on the digital clock is?
    • A. 

      3.30 am

    • B. 

      5.30 am

    • C. 

      3.30 pm

    • D. 

      5.30 pm

  • 5. 
    Refer to Fig. 0175. The smallest number of packets was sold on
    • A. 

      Monday

    • B. 

      Tuesday

    • C. 

      Wednesday

    • D. 

      Friday

  • 6. 
    Refer to Fig 0402. I estimate the mass of one potato. Which one of the following could be a correct estimate?
    • A. 

      1 g

    • B. 

      10 g

    • C. 

      100 g

    • D. 

      1 kg

  • 7. 
    Fig. 0406 Shows a square table-cloth. The area of the table-cloth is
    • A. 

      1 m²

    • B. 

      2 m²

    • C. 

      3 m²

    • D. 

      4 m²

  • 8. 
    The total mass of the letters in Fig. 0409 is
    • A. 

      81 g

    • B. 

      85 g

    • C. 

      95 g

    • D. 

      131 g

  • 9. 
    Which one of the following personal CD players costs nearest to £ 90.
    • A. 

      £80.99

    • B. 

      £90.45

    • C. 

      £89.95

    • D. 

      £99.25

  • 10. 
    Refer to Fig. 0400. In which direction is Crawley from East Grinstead?
    • A. 

      North

    • B. 

      South

    • C. 

      East

    • D. 

      West

  • 11. 
    Telephone calls cost 4.2p per unit. The cost of 100 units it
    • A. 

      42p

    • B. 

      £1.42

    • C. 

      £4.20

    • D. 

      £42.00

  • 12. 
    Refer to Fig. 0410. A length of 18 cm is cut from a rod of length 76 cm. The length of rod remaining is? 
    • A. 

      42 cm

    • B. 

      58 cm

    • C. 

      62 cm

    • D. 

      68 cm

  • 13. 
    Refer to Fig. 0411. The cost of 2 kg of carrots will be
    • A. 

      84p

    • B. 

      87p

    • C. 

      94p

    • D. 

      97p

  • 14. 
    The perimeter of the rectangle in Fig. 0418 is
    • A. 

      6 m

    • B. 

      8 m

    • C. 

      12 m

    • D. 

      24 m

  • 15. 
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      30

  • 16. 
    A County Council quotes its stock of library books as 3.75 m. The number of books is the same as
    • A. 

      375,000

    • B. 

      3,750,000

    • C. 

      37,500,000

    • D. 

      375,000,000

  • 17. 
    One hundred and seven thousand and seventy point one seven in figures is
    • A. 

      107,070.17

    • B. 

      107,070.7

    • C. 

      1,007,070.17

    • D. 

      1,007,070.7

  • 18. 
    The distance from Manchester to London is 200 miles. Approximately how many kilometers is this? (1.6 Kilometers= 1 mile) 
    • A. 

      100

    • B. 

      125

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      320

  • 19. 
    Which one of the following temperatures would be a hot summer day in England?
    • A. 

      15º C

    • B. 

      27º C

    • C. 

      20º C

    • D. 

      72º C

  • 20. 
    A block of flats in Hong Kong has 37 floors. There are 16 flats on each floor. The total number of flats in the block is
    • A. 

      259

    • B. 

      342

    • C. 

      552

    • D. 

      592

  • 21. 
    A college buys a set of 15 posters. The total cost is £49.50. How much does 1 poster cost?
    • A. 

      £3.03

    • B. 

      £3.30

    • C. 

      £3.33

    • D. 

      £3.35

  • 22. 
    9/10 - 1/15=
    • A. 

      7/50

    • B. 

      8/50

    • C. 

      7/10

    • D. 

      8/10

  • 23. 
    20% of the lettuce eaten is 'waste'. I eat 50g of lettuce. How many grams of 'waste' is this?
    • A. 

      10g

    • B. 

      20g

    • C. 

      30g

    • D. 

      40g

  • 24. 
    It costs £95 to hire a car for 5 days. How much would it cost to hire the same car for 7 days at the same rate?
    • A. 

      £97

    • B. 

      £126

    • C. 

      £133

    • D. 

      £142.50

  • 25. 
    Solve the equation 2x - 1= 9
    • A. 

      X=4

    • B. 

      X=5

    • C. 

      X=6

    • D. 

      X=8

  • 26. 
    Refer to Fig. 0792. Which is not accurately drawn. What is the size of the angle marked a?
    • A. 

      60º

    • B. 

      75º

    • C. 

      120º

    • D. 

      135º

  • 27. 
    Which one of the following cylinders has radius 3cm and height 12cm?
    • A. 

      A( 3cm x12cm)

    • B. 

      B(12cmx 6cm)

    • C. 

      C(12cmx3cm)

    • D. 

      D(6cmx12cm)

  • 28. 
    The area of the letter L shown in Fig. 0794 is
    • A. 

      38 cm²

    • B. 

      40 cm²

    • C. 

      44 cm²

    • D. 

      50 cm²

  • 29. 
    The results in Fig. 0799 are to be represented on a pie chart. What angle should be drawn for shoe size 6?
    • A. 

      18º

    • B. 

      21º

    • C. 

      36º

    • D. 

      42º

  • 30. 
    A cross number puzzle gives a clue as 5³.  What number is this?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      125

    • D. 

      555

  • 31. 
    I put some food at 16º C into my refrigerator. The temperature in the refrigerator is -4º C. By how many degrees Celsius will the temperature of the food fall?
    • A. 

      -20

    • B. 

      -12

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      20

  • 32. 
    A child's party dress is to be finished with lace. It needs 2m around the bottom, 0.18m around each sleeve and 0.6m around the neck. How much lace will be left from a piece 3m long?
    • A. 

      0.04m

    • B. 

      0.22m

    • C. 

      0.58m

    • D. 

      0.76m

  • 33. 
    A company recorded profits of £ 3 3/8 M in 1992 and £2 1/2 M in 1993. What is the decrease in profits?   
    • A. 

      £ 7/8 M

    • B. 

      £ 1 1/8 M

    • C. 

      £ 1 1/3 M

    • D. 

      £ 1 7/8 M

  • 34. 
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 35. 
    A receipt for 4 people used 60g of frozen peas. What weight of frozen peas would be needed for 6 people?
    • A. 

      30g

    • B. 

      90g

    • C. 

      360g

    • D. 

      420g

  • 36. 
    The metric equivalent of 4 pounds weight is
    • A. 

      Less than 2kg

    • B. 

      Exactly 2kg

    • C. 

      More than 2kg

    • D. 

      Exactly 4lbs

  • 37. 
    • A. 

      39

    • B. 

      41

    • C. 

      42

    • D. 

      43

  • 38. 
    A shopkeeper has ten identical items in stock. He sells 6 @£25 each. The average selling price per item is
    • A. 

      £20.50

    • B. 

      £27.50

    • C. 

      £28.00

    • D. 

      £33.00