# Indices Multiple Choice Topic Test

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

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Here are 10 Indices 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. If 2y + 3y = 13, what is the value of y?

 A. 2 B. 0 C. 3 D. 1 E. 4

2. What is 14 cubed?

 A. 2740 B. 2744 C. 2742 D. 3742 E. 3704 This question was suggested by Mrs Hogg, Berkley Normal Middle School, Hamilton, NZ

3. Add four squared to three cubed.

 A. 12 B. 17 C. 35 D. 25 E. 43

4. What is 20 to the power of zero?

 A. 0 B. -20 C. 1 D. 20 E. 8 This question was suggested by Tristan, Wellington, New Zealand

5. What is 3 to the power of 4

 A. 81 B. 82 C. 80 D. 78 E. 45 This question was suggested by Dylan, Reading, England

6. What is (-10)³ × (-2)² ?

 A. 4000 B. -4000 C. -2000 D. 400 E. -1000 This question was suggested by Tristan L, Wellington, NZ

7. One million can be written as:

 A. 103 B. 104 C. 106 D. 109 E. 1010

8. What is 2 to the power of 5?

 A. 40 B. 10 C. 203 D. 32 E. 25 This question was suggested by Matthew, St Thomas, Kambah, ACT

9. Dylan the dragon had so many sheep for dinner he forgot how many he ate, for some reason he knows its a cube number bigger than 25 but lower than 30

 A. 21 B. 22 C. 27 D. 29 E. 26 This question was suggested by Joe in cooperation with Dylan, Risedale Sports and Community college

10. Which is the median of the numbers, 72, 17, 71, 23 and 32?

 A. 72, B. 17, C. 71 D. 23 E. 32

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