11-Plus Maths Quiz - Time 2 (Easy) (Questions)

So, you’ve made it to the second quiz in our Easy section of Eleven Plus maths dealing with Time (if you haven’t yet played the previous ones, I suggest you do so now). Like the first, this quiz will ask you to solve some problems involving the 24-hour clock.

Last time we supplied you with a conversion table to make things a little easier. They’ll be no such help this time! But there are some tips which you can remember:

It sounds quite complicated, but 24-hour clocks are a piece of cake once you’ve got your head around them. Have a go at this quiz to find out whether or not you need more practice.

1. James wants to catch a bus scheduled to arrive at 17:23. What time is the bus due?
[ ] 23 minutes past five in the afternoon
[ ] 23 minutes past five in the morning
[ ] 23 minutes to five in the afternoon
[ ] 23 minutes to five in the morning
2. It is quarter past six in the morning. How would this show on a 24-hour clock?
[ ] 05:45
[ ] 06:15
[ ] 17:45
[ ] 18:15
3. Emma’s train home from work arrives at 18:07. What time is Emma’s train due?
[ ] 7 minutes past six in the morning
[ ] 7 minutes to six in the morning
[ ] 7 minutes past six in the evening
[ ] 7 minutes to six in the evening
4. Julie’s watch is running two hours slow. It says 9:45 am. What is the real time on a 24-hour clock?
[ ] 09:45
[ ] 21:45
[ ] 23:45
[ ] 11:45
5. How would one-minute past 12 pm appear on a 24-hour clock?
[ ] 12:01
[ ] 00:01
[ ] 11:59
[ ] 23:59
6. It is ten to nine in the evening. How would this appear on a 24-hour clock?
[ ] 21:10
[ ] 20:50
[ ] 21:50
[ ] 08:50
7. A 24-hour clock shows 22:22. What time is it?
[ ] Twenty-two past 10 in the evening
[ ] Twenty-two to 10 in the evening
[ ] Twenty-two minutes past 10 in the evening
[ ] Twenty-two minutes to 10 in the evening
8. Every October we put the clocks back one hour at 02:00. What time do we set them to?
[ ] 15:00
[ ] 03:00
[ ] 13:00
[ ] 01:00
9. The time is twenty-seven minutes to seven in the evening. How would this be shown on a 24-hour clock?
[ ] 07:27
[ ] 06:33
[ ] 19:27
[ ] 18:33
10. It is 10:45 am and Matthew must start work in 3 hours and 15 minutes. At what time does Matthew start work?
[ ] 02:00
[ ] 14:00
[ ] 01:45
[ ] 13:45
11-Plus Maths Quiz - Time 2 (Easy) (Answers)
1. James wants to catch a bus scheduled to arrive at 17:23. What time is the bus due?
[x] 23 minutes past five in the afternoon
[ ] 23 minutes past five in the morning
[ ] 23 minutes to five in the afternoon
[ ] 23 minutes to five in the morning
TIP: If the hour is later than 12 (i.e. 13-23) simply subtract 12 and put pm after it. So, 17:23 = 5:23 pm
2. It is quarter past six in the morning. How would this show on a 24-hour clock?
[ ] 05:45
[x] 06:15
[ ] 17:45
[ ] 18:15
This is read as 'zero six fifteen hours'
3. Emma’s train home from work arrives at 18:07. What time is Emma’s train due?
[ ] 7 minutes past six in the morning
[ ] 7 minutes to six in the morning
[x] 7 minutes past six in the evening
[ ] 7 minutes to six in the evening
TIP: If the hour is later than 12 (i.e. 13-23) simply subtract 12 and put pm after it. So, 18:07 = 6:07 pm
4. Julie’s watch is running two hours slow. It says 9:45 am. What is the real time on a 24-hour clock?
[ ] 09:45
[ ] 21:45
[ ] 23:45
[x] 11:45
Two hours after 09:45 is 11:45 – quarter to 12 in the morning
5. How would one-minute past 12 pm appear on a 24-hour clock?
[x] 12:01
[ ] 00:01
[ ] 11:59
[ ] 23:59
12 pm is 12:00 while 12 am is 00:00
6. It is ten to nine in the evening. How would this appear on a 24-hour clock?
[ ] 21:10
[x] 20:50
[ ] 21:50
[ ] 08:50
Ten to nine in the morning would be 08:50. To convert am to pm just add 12 to the hours
7. A 24-hour clock shows 22:22. What time is it?
[ ] Twenty-two past 10 in the evening
[ ] Twenty-two to 10 in the evening
[x] Twenty-two minutes past 10 in the evening
[ ] Twenty-two minutes to 10 in the evening
We have to add the word ‘minutes’ because 22 is not divisible by 5
8. Every October we put the clocks back one hour at 02:00. What time do we set them to?
[ ] 15:00
[ ] 03:00
[ ] 13:00
[x] 01:00
One hour before 02:00 is 01:00
9. The time is twenty-seven minutes to seven in the evening. How would this be shown on a 24-hour clock?
[ ] 07:27
[ ] 06:33
[ ] 19:27
[x] 18:33
Twenty-seven minutes to seven in the morning would be 06:33
10. It is 10:45 am and Matthew must start work in 3 hours and 15 minutes. At what time does Matthew start work?
[ ] 02:00
[x] 14:00
[ ] 01:45
[ ] 13:45
10:45 plus 3 hours is 13:45, then we add 15 minutes to make it 14:00. That’s two o’clock in the afternoon