Math: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Shapes - Measuring Time (Questions)

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Every day of your life you will almost certainly look at a watch or a clock - probably many times. It pays to get to know about measuring time and how to do the calculations.

Try the following Math quiz all about it - and take your time!

1. How many seconds are there in 5 minutes?
[ ] 60
[ ] 180
[ ] 300
[ ] 3,000
2. If a faucet drips once every 30 seconds, how many times will it drip in an hour?
[ ] 30
[ ] 60
[ ] 90
[ ] 120
3. 6 o'clock in the morning can be written as 6 a.m. What letters follow the numbers if the time is later than 12 noon?
[ ] c.m.
[ ] d.m.
[ ] p.m.
[ ] s.m
4. At 01:30 p.m. what will be the time shown by a 24 hour digital clock?
[ ] 01:30
[ ] 11:30
[ ] 13:30
[ ] 21:30
5. A 24 hour digital clock shows 11:30, what time is it on a 12 hour clock?
[ ] 11:30 a.m.
[ ] 11:30 p.m.
[ ] Could be either of the above
[ ] Neither of the above
6. The train journey from Birmingham to London takes 80 minutes. At what time will the 14:40 from Birmingham arrive in London?
[ ] 15:50
[ ] 16:00
[ ] 16:20
[ ] 18:00
7. It takes 26 hours for the plane journey between London and Sydney. If the journey starts at 11:00 on Tuesday then what time will it finish?
[ ] 11:00 on Thursday
[ ] 11:00 on Wednesday
[ ] 13:00 on Thursday
[ ] 13:00 on Wednesday
8. The cycle journey from Peter's home to school takes 45 minutes. What time does he have to leave home to be at school by ten to nine in the morning?
[ ] 07:55 a.m.
[ ] 08:05 a.m.
[ ] 08:15 a.m.
[ ] 08:25 a.m.
9. Traveling in a car along a expressway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour, how long will it take to travel 210 miles?
[ ] 2.5 hours
[ ] 3.0 hours
[ ] 3.5 hours
[ ] 4.5 hours
10. Sarah left her house to go shopping at 09:30 and returned at 16:45. How many hours and minutes was she away?
[ ] 6 hours and 15 minutes
[ ] 6 hours and 45 minutes
[ ] 7 hours and 15 minutes
[ ] 7 hours and 45 minutes
Math: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Shapes - Measuring Time (Answers)
1. How many seconds are there in 5 minutes?
[ ] 60
[ ] 180
[x] 300
[ ] 3,000
There are 60 seconds in 1 minute and 60 x 5 = 300
2. If a faucet drips once every 30 seconds, how many times will it drip in an hour?
[ ] 30
[ ] 60
[ ] 90
[x] 120
It will drip twice each minute and there are 60 minutes in an hour
3. 6 o'clock in the morning can be written as 6 a.m. What letters follow the numbers if the time is later than 12 noon?
[ ] c.m.
[ ] d.m.
[x] p.m.
[ ] s.m
The letters are abbreviations for ante meridiem and post meridiem. Ante meridiem = BEFORE noon and post meridiem = AFTER noon
4. At 01:30 p.m. what will be the time shown by a 24 hour digital clock?
[ ] 01:30
[ ] 11:30
[x] 13:30
[ ] 21:30
5. A 24 hour digital clock shows 11:30, what time is it on a 12 hour clock?
[x] 11:30 a.m.
[ ] 11:30 p.m.
[ ] Could be either of the above
[ ] Neither of the above
On a 24 hour clock, numbers up to 12:00 indicate a time before noon and numbers above 12:00 indicate times after midday
6. The train journey from Birmingham to London takes 80 minutes. At what time will the 14:40 from Birmingham arrive in London?
[ ] 15:50
[x] 16:00
[ ] 16:20
[ ] 18:00
7. It takes 26 hours for the plane journey between London and Sydney. If the journey starts at 11:00 on Tuesday then what time will it finish?
[ ] 11:00 on Thursday
[ ] 11:00 on Wednesday
[ ] 13:00 on Thursday
[x] 13:00 on Wednesday
8. The cycle journey from Peter's home to school takes 45 minutes. What time does he have to leave home to be at school by ten to nine in the morning?
[ ] 07:55 a.m.
[x] 08:05 a.m.
[ ] 08:15 a.m.
[ ] 08:25 a.m.
9. Traveling in a car along a expressway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour, how long will it take to travel 210 miles?
[ ] 2.5 hours
[ ] 3.0 hours
[x] 3.5 hours
[ ] 4.5 hours
60 miles per hour is 1 mile per minute
10. Sarah left her house to go shopping at 09:30 and returned at 16:45. How many hours and minutes was she away?
[ ] 6 hours and 15 minutes
[ ] 6 hours and 45 minutes
[x] 7 hours and 15 minutes
[ ] 7 hours and 45 minutes