# KS2 Maths Quiz - Time (Year 6) (Questions)

By the time they reach Year Six, students of KS2 Maths should be competent with all aspects of time. They will know the values of different units of time, from the number of seconds in a minute to the number of years in a decade, century or millennium. Consequently they will be able to choose suitable units for measuring time in varying circumstances. Year Six children should also be able to write and tell the time on 24 hour and 12 hour digital and analogue clocks.

Years, decades and even a century - these are the larger measurements of time. There is an even bigger one, a millennium. If someone lives for over a century, they have had what's known as 'a good innings' which is a cricketing term. If someone tells you they have lived for over a millennium, they are lying!

Do you know how many years are in a decade, a century or a millennium? Take this test and find out what you know about time.

1. What is 1,000 years?
 [ ] Millennium [ ] Century [ ] Decade [ ] Week
2. What is equivalent to 10 years?
 [ ] Week [ ] Century [ ] Decade [ ] Millennium
3. What is the extra date we have during a leap year?
 [ ] 31st January [ ] 29th February [ ] 30th February [ ] 31st December
4. How many days in December?
 [ ] 28 days [ ] 29 days [ ] 30 days [ ] 31 days
5. Which unit of time would you use to measure how long it takes for an acorn to grow into a large tree?
 [ ] Hours [ ] Months [ ] Years [ ] Millennia
6. How long would it take to cycle 2 miles?
 [ ] 30 seconds [ ] 30 minutes [ ] 30 hours [ ] 30 weeks
7. What time on an analogue clock is 19:40?
 [ ] Twenty minutes to 9 [ ] Twenty minutes to 7 [ ] Twenty minutes to 8 [ ] Twenty minutes to 6
8. How would five to one in the afternoon be displayed on a digital clock?
 [ ] 00:55 [ ] 12:55 [ ] 13:05 [ ] 13:55
9. New York is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. If it is 5:00 PM in London what time is it in New York?
 [ ] 10:00 AM [ ] 12:00 PM [ ] 2:00 PM [ ] 4:00 PM
10. Tokyo is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. If it is 15:20 in London what time is it in Tokyo?
 [ ] 00:20 [ ] 1:20 [ ] 9:20 [ ] 10:20

KS2 Maths Quiz - Time (Year 6) (Answers)
1. What is 1,000 years?
 [x] Millennium [ ] Century [ ] Decade [ ] Week
We are living in the 3rd Millennium CE
2. What is equivalent to 10 years?
 [ ] Week [ ] Century [x] Decade [ ] Millennium
Each group of 10 years is also called a decade, for example: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s...
3. What is the extra date we have during a leap year?
 [ ] 31st January [x] 29th February [ ] 30th February [ ] 31st December
Even with this extra day, February is still the shortest month
4. How many days in December?
 [ ] 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
5. Which unit of time would you use to measure how long it takes for an acorn to grow into a large tree?
 [ ] Hours [ ] Months [x] Years [ ] Millennia
Most oak trees live to be about 200 years old
6. How long would it take to cycle 2 miles?
 [ ] 30 seconds [x] 30 minutes [ ] 30 hours [ ] 30 weeks
That's a slow and relaxed pace - but 30 hours would be a crawl and 30 seconds would be as fast as a racing car!
7. What time on an analogue clock is 19:40?
 [ ] Twenty minutes to 9 [ ] Twenty minutes to 7 [x] Twenty minutes to 8 [ ] Twenty minutes to 6
To work out the hour on a 24 hour clock just count on from 12
8. How would five to one in the afternoon be displayed on a digital clock?
 [ ] 00:55 [x] 12:55 [ ] 13:05 [ ] 13:55
00:55 would be five to one in the morning
9. New York is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. If it is 5:00 PM in London what time is it in New York?
 [ ] 10:00 AM [x] 12:00 PM [ ] 2:00 PM [ ] 4:00 PM
Greenwich is in London so the time for all of Britain is the same as Greenwich Mean Time
10. Tokyo is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. If it is 15:20 in London what time is it in Tokyo?
 [x] 00:20 [ ] 1:20 [ ] 9:20 [ ] 10:20
15 + 9 = 24 but 24:00 is displayed as 00:00 on a 24 hour clock