Math: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Time 5 (Questions)

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There are plenty of devices used to measure time. Watches and clocks are two of the familiar ones. Did you know a sundial also tells the time? And if you want to boil an egg making sure the yolk is still runny, what do you use? An egg-timer! You may not have heard of candle clocks or water clocks, but candle clocks go back thousands of years!

Time to start the quiz!

1. Why is 'time' important?
[ ] It makes us buy watches
[ ] It makes us learn how to tell the time
[ ] It puts events in order by telling us when they happened, happen or will happen
[ ] It isn't really important
2. Which one of the following is the same as 7 days?
[ ] A decade
[ ] A year
[ ] A month
[ ] A week
3. Which one of the following can't be the number of days in a month?
[ ] 31
[ ] 30
[ ] 28
[ ] 27
4. How many months are there in a leap year?
[ ] 13
[ ] 12
[ ] 11
[ ] 10
5. How many weeks are there in a calendar year?
[ ] 50
[ ] 48
[ ] 51
[ ] 52
6. How many weeks are there in a fortnight?
[ ] None - a fortnight is four days
[ ] 4
[ ] 2
[ ] 3
7. It is 12 noon. If your watch is running one hour slow, what time does it show?
[ ] We don't know because it is running slow
[ ] 1 o'clock in the afternoon
[ ] 11 o'clock in the morning
[ ] 11 o'clock at night
8. If you saw the time 7:40, how would you say this in words?
[ ] Forty to eight
[ ] Twenty past eight
[ ] Twenty past seven
[ ] Twenty to eight
9. If you saw the time 7:25, how would you say this in words?
[ ] Twenty-five past seven
[ ] Twenty-five past eight
[ ] Twenty-five to eight
[ ] Thirty-five past seven
10. If your friend asked you to meet him at exactly 3 pm, when would you meet him?
[ ] At 3 o'clock in the afternoon
[ ] At 3 o'clock in the morning
[ ] At some time in the afternoon after 3 o'clock
[ ] At some time in the morning before 3 o'clock
Math: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Time 5 (Answers)
1. Why is 'time' important?
[ ] It makes us buy watches
[ ] It makes us learn how to tell the time
[x] It puts events in order by telling us when they happened, happen or will happen
[ ] It isn't really important
For example: John spoke to Peter yesterday; he is now speaking to Andrew and he will speak to Dave tomorrow. Time isn't just for 'telling the time'. In grammar, time is divided into past, present and future
2. Which one of the following is the same as 7 days?
[ ] A decade
[ ] A year
[ ] A month
[x] A week
Seven days in a week. The ancient Roman and Greek weeks had eight days
3. Which one of the following can't be the number of days in a month?
[ ] 31
[ ] 30
[ ] 28
[x] 27
February has the least number of days: 28 days
4. How many months are there in a leap year?
[ ] 13
[x] 12
[ ] 11
[ ] 10
The number of months NEVER changes. D'oh!
5. How many weeks are there in a calendar year?
[ ] 50
[ ] 48
[ ] 51
[x] 52
52 weeks in a year
6. How many weeks are there in a fortnight?
[ ] None - a fortnight is four days
[ ] 4
[x] 2
[ ] 3
This means there are two fortnights in a month
7. It is 12 noon. If your watch is running one hour slow, what time does it show?
[ ] We don't know because it is running slow
[ ] 1 o'clock in the afternoon
[x] 11 o'clock in the morning
[ ] 11 o'clock at night
Noon is midday: 12 o'clock is the middle of the day
8. If you saw the time 7:40, how would you say this in words?
[ ] Forty to eight
[ ] Twenty past eight
[ ] Twenty past seven
[x] Twenty to eight
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 twenty-five 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
9. If you saw the time 7:25, how would you say this in words?
[x] Twenty-five past seven
[ ] Twenty-five past eight
[ ] Twenty-five to eight
[ ] Thirty-five past seven
If the number of minutes doesn't pass '30', the time is read as 'so many minutes (less than 30) PAST the give hour, e.g. '2:20' is read as twenty past two. You need only use the word 'minutes' if the number of minutes is NOT a multiple of 5, e.g. '3:22' is read as twenty-two minutes past 3 because 22 is NOT a multiple of 5
10. If your friend asked you to meet him at exactly 3 pm, when would you meet him?
[x] At 3 o'clock in the afternoon
[ ] At 3 o'clock in the morning
[ ] At some time in the afternoon after 3 o'clock
[ ] At some time in the morning before 3 o'clock
pm = post meridiem = between 12 noon and 12 midnight; am = ante meridiem = between 12 midnight and 12 noon. Learn this!