Welcome to the second quiz in our Very Easy Eleven Plus maths series on Time. These are similar to our previous quizzes on Problem Solving, with one difference – all the questions involve measuring time.
Often in real life you will need to solve time problems: How many days is it until I go on holiday? How many minutes is it until my bus arrives? What time should I leave for work if it takes me 38 minutes to get there?
You will already be solving problems like these almost every day, without even realising it, so the questions in this quiz (which are very simple) should pose you no problems at all. Having said that, it is important that you read each question carefully before you choose your answer. Good luck!














am = ante meridiem = between 12 midnight and 12 noon; pm = post meridiem = between 12 noon and 12 midnight. Learn this!

There are 60 minutes in one hour and 24 hours in one day. So, to work out how many minutes are in one day multiply 60 by 24:
60 x 24 = 1,440 

If the number of minutes passes '30', the time is read as 'so many minutes (less than 60) TO the next hour, e.g. '9:50' is read as ‘ten to ten’. You need only use the word 'minutes' if the number of minutes is NOT a multiple of 5, e.g. '5:42' is read as ‘eighteen minutes to 6’ because 42 is NOT a multiple of 5

30 minutes after 3:10 is 3:40  twenty to four in the afternoon


A fortnight is 2 weeks or fourteen days. The word fortnight comes from Old English for fourteen nights

A decade lasts ten years. You’ll find ‘dec’ in many words relating to ten: December (the tenth month in the Roman calendar), decagon (a tensided shape), decathlon (a sport with ten events)… can you think of any others?


There are 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year, so to work out how many hours are in a year multiply 24 by 365: 24 x 365 = 8,760

June has 30 days while July and August both have 31.
30 + 31 + 31 = 92 

There are 60 seconds in a minute so divide 3,600 by 60 to find the number of minutes:
3,600 ÷ 60 = 60 minutes or one hour 
If the number of minutes passes '30', the time is read as 'so many minutes (less than 30) TO the next hour', e.g. '6:35' is read as twentyfive to seven. It's 25 minutes because 35 minutes have already passed: 25 + 35 = 60 = the number of minutes in an hour. You need only use the word 'minutes' if the number of minutes is NOT a multiple of 5, e.g. '3:42' is read as eighteen minutes to four because 18 is NOT a multiple of 5
