Less common numerical expressions quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests some of the terms covered on the page about Less common numerical expressions in our Vocabulary section.

1. If you've bought four pairs of socks, how many individual socks do you have?

a) four b) eight c) sixteen

2. The Bible says the lifespan of a human being is threescore years and ten. How many years is this?

forty-six years
sixty-six years
seventy years
a) forty-six years b) sixty-six years c) seventy years

3. If a single egg is 50 cents, how much is a dozen eggs?

five dollars
six dollars
a) five dollars b) six dollars c) twelve

4. If Sarah had twins and her sister had triplets, how many children did they have between them?

a) five b) six c) seven

5. Franz Schubert's most famous piece of music is the Trout Quintet. How many instruments was it written for?

a) four b) five c) six

6. A company's gross income is always _ _ _ _ _ _ _ its net income.

more than
the same as
less than
a) more than b) the same as c) less than

7. If the tax a company pays is a fraction of the amount it should be paying, it's paying

almost exactly the right amount
a little less than it should
much less than it should
a) almost exactly the right amount b) a little less than it should c) much less than it should

8. If a farmer's rice crop has quadrupled over the last ten years, the amount now harvested is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ than it was ten years ago.

four percent more
four times more
forty times more
a) four percent more b) four times more c) forty times more

9. In some countries people dial triple zero to get help in an emergency. What numbers do they dial?

a) 000 b) 300 c) 3330

10. If the number of students attending a school has increased tenfold in the last few years, there are now _ _ _ _ _ _ _ students than before.

ten more
ten percent more
ten times more
a) ten more b) ten percent more c) ten times more

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Contributor: Matt Errey. Matt is the author of several books including 1000 Phrasal Verbs in Context and Common English Idioms for learners, and Matt's ESL Games and Quizzes for teachers.