Half of the parents get these five 11-plus exam questions wrong – so can you solve them?

Half of the parents get these five 11-plus exam questions wrong – so can you solve them?

  • More than 2,000 parents tried to answer questions from the over-11s
  • As with the 11-plus exam, parents were asked questions about various topics
  • Scottish parents did the best and had the highest percentage of correct answers
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Children in the UK who are considering going to high school are about to start their 11-plus exam preparation seriously.

However, it is possible that the young people are not the only ones who have to study, because the results of a style quiz with more than 11 showed that many parents cannot really answer the questions they are confronted with correctly.

More than 2,000 parents took the test from learning provider Explore Learning, but the average correct score for the five questions was only about half with 54 percent.

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As with the 11-plus exam, parents were asked a number of questions about grammar, verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, and mathematical reasoning to give them a taste of what elementary school children would expect.

QUESTION ONE

Which of these decimal places has the lowest value?

4.2, 4.215, 4.125, 4.129 or 4.51

QUESTION TWO:

Which symbol is missing in the matrix below?

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QUESTION THREE

Five children were waiting in line: Amira, Byron, Carmen, Darius and Ellen.

Amira was three places by Byron and next to Carmen. Darius stood between Byron and Ellen.

Byron stood in the back of the line. Who stood in front?

QUESTION FOUR

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Which of these is not a square number?

49, 10, 9, 64 or 16

ASK FIVE

In these questions you must choose the best word to complete the sentence so that it makes sense and is written in correct English:

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The young boy's skateboard went ……………… down the steep, bumpy hill

A. rushed

B. quickly

C. smoothly

D. Fast

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E. slowly

THE ANSWERS

1,112

2. B

3. Carmen

4. 10

5. Fast

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