KS1 Maths Quiz - Year 1 Time - Hours, Minutes or Seconds (Questions)

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 5 and 6 in year 1. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with measuring and recording time.

Hours, minutes and seconds are the different units of time measurement children in Year 1 will be expected to understand. They may know that there are 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour, but they should certainly appreciate that an hour is longer than a minute and a minute is longer than a second and perhaps even begin to count up to 60 to record 1 minute.

This quiz will help your child both to measure and to record time.

1. Which of the units of time is the shortest?
[ ] An hour
[ ] A second
[ ] A minute
[ ] A day
2. Which of the following units of time is the longest?
[ ] An hour
[ ] A minute
[ ] 2 minutes
[ ] A second
3. Which is longest?
[ ] 4 hours
[ ] 5 hours
[ ] 2 hours
[ ] 6 hours
4. Which is shortest?
[ ] 2 seconds
[ ] 2 minutes
[ ] 2 hours
[ ] 2 days
5. There are ___ seconds in a minute.
[ ] 6
[ ] 60
[ ] 20
[ ] 30
6. There are ___ minutes in an hour.
[ ] 20
[ ] 6
[ ] 30
[ ] 60
7. What could you do in one minute?
[ ] Brush your hair
[ ] Read 20 books
[ ] Run a bath and have it
[ ] Eat a 3 course meal
8. What could you do in an hour?
[ ] Have a holiday
[ ] Have a night's sleep
[ ] Fly to France
[ ] Have a swimming lesson
9. How long might it take to eat a sandwich?
[ ] 10 seconds
[ ] 10 minutes
[ ] 10 hours
[ ] 10 days
10. How long might it take to get from Scotland to London on the train?
[ ] 12 days
[ ] 5 hours
[ ] 25 seconds
[ ] 42 minutes
KS1 Maths Quiz - Year 1 Time - Hours, Minutes or Seconds (Answers)
1. Which of the units of time is the shortest?
[ ] An hour
[x] A second
[ ] A minute
[ ] A day
A second is very short indeed
2. Which of the following units of time is the longest?
[x] An hour
[ ] A minute
[ ] 2 minutes
[ ] A second
An hour is 60 minutes altogether
3. Which is longest?
[ ] 4 hours
[ ] 5 hours
[ ] 2 hours
[x] 6 hours
6 hours is longest
4. Which is shortest?
[x] 2 seconds
[ ] 2 minutes
[ ] 2 hours
[ ] 2 days
2 seconds is the same as counting up to 2
5. There are ___ seconds in a minute.
[ ] 6
[x] 60
[ ] 20
[ ] 30
There are 60 seconds in one minute
6. There are ___ minutes in an hour.
[ ] 20
[ ] 6
[ ] 30
[x] 60
There are 60 minutes in one hour
7. What could you do in one minute?
[x] Brush your hair
[ ] Read 20 books
[ ] Run a bath and have it
[ ] Eat a 3 course meal
Only brushing your hair would take a minute or less!
8. What could you do in an hour?
[ ] Have a holiday
[ ] Have a night's sleep
[ ] Fly to France
[x] Have a swimming lesson
All the others would take much longer than an hour!
9. How long might it take to eat a sandwich?
[ ] 10 seconds
[x] 10 minutes
[ ] 10 hours
[ ] 10 days
It doesn't take too long to eat a sandwich
10. How long might it take to get from Scotland to London on the train?
[ ] 12 days
[x] 5 hours
[ ] 25 seconds
[ ] 42 minutes
It takes several hours to get from Scotland to London by train