Texas TAKS Sample Quiz

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Texas TAKS Sample Quiz

We took questions from the actual TAKS Test administered to Texas Children in April of 2006.   The test curriculum is designed for middles school students (6th - 8th grade).   Complete the following multiple quiz and see how your score measures up.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    MATH QUESTIONS:  At a community center there are a total of 11 tables in the dining room.  Six of the tables seat 4 people each.  Five of the tables seat 8 people each.  What is the maximum number of people who can sit at the tables in the dining room?
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      22

    • D. 

      64

  • 2. 
    Ms. Melendez needs to replace the batteries in 20 calculators.  Each calculator uses 4 batteries.  The batteries are sold in packages of 16.  How many packages of batteries does Ms. Melendez need to buy?
    • A. 

      64

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      80

    • D. 

      5

  • 3. 
    Mrs. Sandoval has 60 folders, 45 pairs of scissors, and 30 rulers.  What is the greatest common factor Mrs. Sandoval can use to divide the school supplies into equal groups?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      15

  • 4. 
    There are 6 children in Todd’s family, including Todd.  Their ages in years are listed below. 1, 2, 2, 8, 9, 14 What is the median of the children’s ages?
    • A. 

      6

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      13

  • 5. 
    SCIENCE QUESTIONS:  Which of these is an example of a chemical reaction?
    • A. 

      A pot of water boiling

    • B. 

      An iron nail rusting

    • C. 

      Corn being ground

    • D. 

      Sugar dissolving in tea

  • 6. 
    Which of the following processes helps the body maintain chemical balance?
    • A. 

      Tears washing away dust from the eyes

    • B. 

      Rib bones protecting internal organs

    • C. 

      Hair growing faster in winter months

    • D. 

      Cells using sugar in the blood

  • 7. 
    Which of the following best represents stored potential energy?
    • A. 

      Air leaking from a flat tire

    • B. 

      Stress built up in a rock fault

    • C. 

      Heat given off by a forest fire

    • D. 

      Water flowing through a hose

  • 8. 
    SCIENCE QUESTIONS:  The 13 original colonies were primarily located along the –
    • A. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • B. 

      Gulf of Mexico

    • C. 

      Mississippi River

    • D. 

      Great Lakes

  • 9. 
    Belief in the idea of Manifest Destiny was one reason that –
    • A. 

      The United States went to war with Mexico

    • B. 

      Transcendentalists established utopian societies

    • C. 

      The bank of the United States was established

    • D. 

      Women organized the Seneca Falls Convention

  • 10. 
    The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution –
    • A. 

      Brought immediate equality to Native Americans

    • B. 

      Established a process for the admission of western states into the Union

    • C. 

      Created new congressional districts

    • D. 

      Granted civil rights primarily to African Americans

  • 11. 
    During the mid-1800s the expanding U.S. economy required better methods of communication.  Communications were improved significantly by Samuel Morse’s invention of the –
    • A. 

      Typewriter

    • B. 

      Telephone

    • C. 

      Telegraph

    • D. 

      Phonograph