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? four eight sixteen 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 twelve 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? five six seven 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? four five six 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? 000 300 3330 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 Your score is: Correct answers: Less common numerical expressions 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.