# Negatives Multiple Choice Topic Test

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

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Here are 10 Negatives 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. I think of a number and multiply it by itself. If my answer is 100, how many possible numbers could I have started with?

 A. none B. one C. two D. three E. not possible to tell This question was suggested by Miss Baylis, Weybridge

2. What is -84 x -2

 A. -786 B. -434 C. 168 D. 158 E. 172 This question was suggested by Theo W, New Zealand

3. If A = −7 what is the value of A2 - 40 ?

 A. −9 B. −89 C. 37 D. −54 E. 9

4. Evaluate (5 − 8)(3 − 10)

 A. 21 B. −21 C. 10 D. −10 E. 0

5. What is the difference between -9 and 5?

 A. 14 B. −4 C. −45 D. 4 E. −14

6. What is 16 - 3 × 7?

 A. −37 B. 37 C. 91 D. − 91 E. −5

7. What is the square of negative six?

 A. 36 B. -36 C. 12 D. -12 E. 60

8. If a = 7, b = − 3 and c = − 10, calculate a + 2b − c

 A. 0 B. − 11 C. 9 D. − 9 E. 11

9. What is −144 divided by −12?

 A. 12 B. 24 C. −12 D. −24 E. −6

10. Subtract 34 from 21.

 A. − 13 B. 13 C. 55 D. − 55 E. − 17

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