KS2 Maths Quiz - Time (Year 5) (Questions)

Year Five students of KS2 Maths will be very familiar with the different units of time, from seconds to millennia, so should have little difficulty selecting the correct unit to measure the duration of different events. They will also be expected to write and tell the time in both digital and analogue format and be able to convert AM and PM to their equivalent on a 24 hour clock.

There are two types of clock - digital and analogue. Digital clocks use just numbers whilst analogue clock use words. For example, 12:00 on a digital clock would be 12 O'clock on an analogue. Some digital clocks are '24 hour' clocks. This means that instead of using AM or PM to tell you if it is morning or afternoon, different numbers are used. For example, 3AM would be 03:00 on a 24 hour clock and 3PM would be 15:00.

How long will this test take you? Why not time yourself and find out?

1. How long is a decade?
[ ] 10 weeks
[ ] 10 months
[ ] 10 years
[ ] 10 centuries
2. How many days in a leap year?
[ ] 350 days
[ ] 364 days
[ ] 365 days
[ ] 366 days
3. How many days in July?
[ ] 28 days
[ ] 29 days
[ ] 30 days
[ ] 31 days
4. Which unit of time would you use to measure how long it takes to eat your dinner?
[ ] Minutes
[ ] Seconds
[ ] Days
[ ] Weeks
5. Which of these activities would you measure in seconds?
[ ] Baking a cake
[ ] Playing a game of hide and seek
[ ] Sneezing
[ ] Travelling to the Moon
6. How long would it take to run across the school field?
[ ] 2 seconds
[ ] 2 minutes
[ ] 2 hours
[ ] 2 days
7. How long would it take to fly from London to New York?
[ ] 7 hours
[ ] 7 weeks
[ ] 7 months
[ ] 7 centuries
8. What time on an analogue clock is 15:20?
[ ] Twenty minutes past 5
[ ] Twenty minutes past 3
[ ] Twenty minutes past 4
[ ] Twenty minutes past 2
9. How would quarter past four in the afternoon be displayed on a digital clock?
[ ] 16:15
[ ] 13:15
[ ] 14:15
[ ] 19:15
10. How would ten to ten in the morning be displayed on a digital clock?
[ ] 22:10
[ ] 21:50
[ ] 9:50
[ ] 10:10

 

KS2 Maths Quiz - Time (Year 5) (Answers)
1. How long is a decade?
[ ] 10 weeks
[ ] 10 months
[x] 10 years
[ ] 10 centuries
A decade has 10 years, just as a decagon has 10 sides
2. How many days in a leap year?
[ ] 350 days
[ ] 364 days
[ ] 365 days
[x] 366 days
There is a leap year every 4 years
3. How many days in July?
[ ] 28 days
[ ] 29 days
[ ] 30 days
[x] 31 days
30 days hath September, April, June and November; all the rest have 31, except February alone
4. Which unit of time would you use to measure how long it takes to eat your dinner?
[x] Minutes
[ ] Seconds
[ ] Days
[ ] Weeks
If you can eat your dinner in seconds then you are eating too fast!
5. Which of these activities would you measure in seconds?
[ ] Baking a cake
[ ] Playing a game of hide and seek
[x] Sneezing
[ ] Travelling to the Moon
Playing a game of hide and seek would take minutes, baking a cake would take hours and travelling to the Moon would take days
6. How long would it take to run across the school field?
[ ] 2 seconds
[x] 2 minutes
[ ] 2 hours
[ ] 2 days
If it would take you 2 hours then your school has a very, very large field!
7. How long would it take to fly from London to New York?
[x] 7 hours
[ ] 7 weeks
[ ] 7 months
[ ] 7 centuries
In a modern boat you could sail in about a week. When America was first discovered the journey would take a few months
8. What time on an analogue clock is 15:20?
[ ] Twenty minutes past 5
[x] Twenty minutes past 3
[ ] Twenty minutes past 4
[ ] Twenty minutes past 2
Count on from 12, so 15 will be 3
9. How would quarter past four in the afternoon be displayed on a digital clock?
[x] 16:15
[ ] 13:15
[ ] 14:15
[ ] 19:15
On a 24 hour clock count on from 12, so 15 will be 3. A 12 hour digital clock would say 4:15 p.m.
10. How would ten to ten in the morning be displayed on a digital clock?
[ ] 22:10
[ ] 21:50
[x] 9:50
[ ] 10:10
A 12 hour digital clock would say 9:50 a.m.