Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the
statement or answers the question.


1.

How many more people chose chocolate than
strawberry?


2.

17  ___ = 9


3.

Paul and his father are flying to Mexico City. It costs $495 for Paul’s
father’s ticket and $328 for his own ticket. How much more does his father’s ticket
cost?
a.  $167  d.  $198  b.  $823  e.  $819  c.  $216 


4.

The zoo has 54 parrots. The zookeeper wants to put 9 parrots in each
cage. How many cages will the zookeeper need?


5.

What information is needed to solve this problem? Jill and her family are
going to the circus. There are 2 adults and 3 children. They want to go on Saturday. Adult tickets
cost $4.25. How much will it cost the family to get into the circus?
a.  The number of people in the family  d.  The cost of
popcorn.  b.  How long they were at the circus.  e.  How far away they live from the
circus.  c.  The cost of a child’s ticket. 


6.

If you needed to give a friend directions to your home, which problem
solving strategy would be best?
a.  Draw a picture  d.  Work Backwards  b.  Guess and Check  e.  Find a Pattern  c.  Make a
list 


7.

a.  No one likes mints.  d.  They like all candy.  b.  They like chocolate.  e.  Two children do not like
candy.  c.  They like chocolate and lollipops. 


8.

If Teresa has $5.00 and buys a $3.00 book, how much money will she
have left?
a.  $8.00  d.  $5.00  b.  $1.00  e.  $3.00  c.  $2.00 


9.

During which 2 months did all of the students in Mr.
Brown’s class wear a coat?
a.  April was warmer  d.  January and February  b.  January and March  e.  The coldest months  c.  February and
March 


10.

Problem Solving – RIT 191 –
200
What operation do the underlined words tell you to do?
a.  add  d.  divide  b.  subtract  e.  use a fraction  c.  multiply 


11.

If a movie ticket costs $5.00, how much does it cost for 3 people to go to
a movie?
a.  $15.00  d.  $2.00  b.  $12.00  e.  $23.00  c.  $8.00 


12.

Estimate. If a student is told to return to the library in about 1 hour, and
it is 10:07 A.M., about what time should the student return to the library?
a.  10:30 A.M.  d.  11:00 P.M.  b.  11:00 A.M.  e.  10:00 P.M.  c.  10:00
A.M. 


13.

What operation should be used to solve the following question? Ten students
will play basketball. After school, they ask 5 more students to play with them. How many students
will play in all
a.  15  d.  multiplication  b.  subtraction  e.  division  c.  addition 


14.

What problem solving strategy would best solve the following problem? Sam has
$2.00 in his pocket when he got home. He spent $2.00 at the candy store, $1.00 at the hobby shop,
and found 50 on the way home. How much money did Sam begin with?
a.  Guess and check  d.  Work backwards  b.  Look for a pattern  e.  Make a model  c.  Solve a simpler
problem 


15.

Joel needs 20 box tops to get a video game. He has 10 box tops and a friend
is giving him 7. How many more box tops will he need before he can get the video game?
