Probability Multiple Choice Topic Test

Test your understanding of probability with this ten question, self-marking multiple choice exercise.

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Here are 10 Probability multiple choice questions written by people from around the world while using the main Pentransum activity. You can earn a Transum Trophy for answering at least 9 of them correctly.

1. What is the probability of getting a king out of a pack of cards?

 A. 1 out of 12 B. 1 out of 52 C. 1 out of 4 D. 1 out of 13 E. 1 out of 26 This question was suggested by Georgia, Holywell

2. If you roll a fair dice, what type of number is most likely to appear on the top face.

 A. Odd number B. Even number C. Prime number D. Square number E. Factor of 12

3. What is the probability of throwing a square number on a normal 6-sided dice?

 A. 0.6 B. One third C. 0.666 D. Two thirds E. 0.2

4. 25 cards (numbered one to twenty five) are thoroughly shuffled and one is chosen at random. What is the probability that the chosen card was over 20?

 A. 5 out of 20 B. 0.25 C. 0.2 D. 0.5 E. 25%

5. What is the probability that you will not live forever.

 A. 0 B. 99 C. 0.1 D. 1 E. 0.5

6. 39% of marbles in a jar are red, 23% are blue, 30% are green, and the rest are yellow. If the jar has 400 marbles, what is the probability of picking a yellow marble?

 A. 1/25 B. 2/25 C. 3/25 D. 4/25 E. 1/5 This question was suggested by Tristan, Wellington, New Zealand

7. You roll 2 dice. What is the probability that you roll snake eyes (two ones)?

 A. 1/6 B. 1/36 C. 1/3 D. 1/12 E. 1/18 This question was suggested by R Pollock, Pennsylvania

8. On two standard dice, what is the probability of rolling a combination that, when added, equals six?

 A. 4/6 B. 5/36 C. 3/8 D. 2/4 E. 6/13 This question was suggested by Taylor, Elizabethtown

9. There are 3 red counters, 4 blue counters and 5 yellow counters in a bag. A counter is randomly selected. What is the probability that the counter is not yellow?

 A. 7/12 B. 5/12 C. 7 D. 5 E. 10/12

10. There are 7 red balls, 6 green balls and the rest of the balls are pink. If the probability of picking a red ball is 10%. How many pink balls are there?

 A. 70 B. 57 C. 63 D. 68 E. 53 This question was suggested by Hockey Puck, Birmingham

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