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CXC MULTIPLE CHOICE SPECIMEN EXAM

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10. By the distributive law, 49 17 + 49 3 =


(A) 49 + 20
(B) 52 + 66
(C) 49 20
(D) 52 66

2
3
4
5
7
93
5

(B) 9

6
35

(C) 9

12
35

What percentage of 340 is 425?


(A) 80% (B) 85% (C) 125%

(D) 9

29
35

Item 11 refers to the following Venn diagram

(D) 152%

In scientific Notation, 170.04 is written as


(A) 0.17004103
(B) 1.7004102
(C) 17.004101
(D) 1.700410-1

11. In the Venn diagram above the shaded area


represents
(A) P
(B) ( P Q)

Item 4 refers to the following diagram

(C) Q P

(D) Q P

12. P and Q are two finite sets such that n(P) = 7,


n(Q) =5 and n P Q 3 . What is nP Q?
(A) 6 (B) 9 (C) 15 (D) 18
Item 13 refers to the following diagram
4.

The fraction of the circle which has been shaded


is
(A)

5
24

(B)

8
24

(C)

15
24

(D)

19
24

5.

There are 40 student sin a class. Girls make up


60% of the class. 25% of the girls wear glasses.
How many girls in the class wear glasses?
(A) 6 (B) 8 (C) 10 (D) 15

6.

If $560 is shared in the ratio 2 : 3 : 9, the


difference between the largest and the smallest
share is
(A) $80 (B) $240 (C) $280 (D) $360

7.

The first three common multiples of 3, 4, and 6


are
(A) 0,1,2
(B) 3,4,6
(C) 6,8,12
(D) 12,24,36

8.

What is the HCF of the set of numbers {54, 72,


90}?
(A) 9 (B) 18 (C) 90 (D) 1080

9.

301 can be written as


(A) 3 102 + 1
(B) 3 103 + 1
(C) 3 102 + 1
(D) 3 103 + 1

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13. The two circles above represents set P and set Q.


If P = {factors of 6} and Q = {factors of 4}, then
the shaded region represents
(A) { }
(B) {1,2}
(C) {4,6,8}
(D) {12,24,36}
14. U = {integers}
P = {Positive integers}
N = {Negative integers}
Which of the Venn diagrams below illustrates
the statement
No positive integers are negative integers
(A)
(B)

(C)

(D)

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15. If p sweets are sold for q cents, then one sweet is
sold for

p
cents
q
q
(C)
cents
p
(A)

16. 3

(B) pq cents
(D) (q - p) cents

1
of $5.00 is
4
(A) $1.62
(C) $16.00

(B) $15.52
(D) $16.25

17. Susan bought a calculator for $120. She had to


pay a sales tax of 10% on the price. How much
change would she receive from $140?
(A) $ 8.00
(B) $12.00
(C) $28.00
(D) $32.00
18. $600 invested at simple interest for 2 years earns
$96. What is the rate of interest per annum?
(A)

1
1
1
% (B) 3 % (C) 8% (D 12 %
8
8
2

19. A p[lot of land is valued at $18 000. Land tax is


charged at the rate of $0.70 per $100 value. What
is the total amount of tax paid for the land?
(A) $110.00
(B) $126.00
(C) $180.70
(D) $257.15
20. A customer buys a table on hire purchase. He
makes a deposit of $306 and pays 6 monthly
instalments of $60 each. The total cost to the
customer is
(A) $360
(B) $366
(C) $666
(C) $966
21. Mary invested $200 for 3 years at 5% per
annum. John $300 at the same rate. If they both
received the same amount of money in simple
interest, for how many years did John invest his
money?
(A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 10
22. A company employs 12 gardeners each at $26
per day, and 8 clerks each at $17 per day. What
is the mean daily wage, in dollars, of the 20
employees?
(A) $20.00
(B) $21.50
(C) $22.40
(D) $31.50
23. If 2(y 4) = 16, then y =
(A) 4 (B) 6 (C) 10

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(D) 12

Item 24 refers to the expansion below

x ax b x2 (a b) x ab

24. The middle term in the expansion of


(x + 3) (x 1) is
(A) 2 (B) 3 (C) 2x (D) 4x
25. The expression 2(x 4) is the same as
(A) -2x 8
(B) -2x 4
(C) -2x + 4
(D) -2x + 8
26. If m * n mn n 2 then 5 * 3

(A) 6

(B) 3

(C) 15 (D) 6

27. If 152 =225 then the square root of 0.0225 is


(A) 0.015 (B) 0.15 (C) 1.5 (D) 15.0
28. Given 2x + 3 9, the range of values of x is
(A) x > 3
(B) x 3
(C) x > 6
(D) x 6
29. When 6 is added to a number and the sum
divided by three, the result is 4. this statement
written in mathematical symbols is

6 x
4
3
6 x 4
(C)

3
3
(A)

6
x4
3
x
(D) 6 4
3
(B)

30. John has x marbles and Max has twice as many.


Max gives Tom 5 of his marbles. How many
marbles does Max now have?
(A) x + 5
(B) x 5
(C) 2x + 5
(D) 2x 5
31. The sides of a triangle are x cm, (x 1) cm and
(x + 2) cm. if the perimeter is 31 cm, then the
shortest side is
(A) 9
(B) 10
(C) 11
(D) 12
32. The mass, in kg, of a bag of rice is given as 10.6
kg correct to 1 decimal place. The range of
values in which the actual mass lies is
(A) 10.5< m <10.7
(B) 10.55< m <10.64
(C) 10.59< m <10.69
(D) 10.55< m <10.65

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33. The diagram below shows a cylinder with
diameter 6cm and height 20cm.

38. Which of the following figures has an area equal


to 1 (3 4)5 square units ?
2

The volume in cm3 of the cylinder is


(A) 180 (B) 240 (C) 360 (D) 720
34. The distance around the edge of a circular pond
is 88m. The radius in metres is
(A) 176

(B) 88 (C)

88

(D)

88
2

Item 36 refers to the following diagram

35. AOB is a sector of a circle such that angle AOB =


72 and OB is r units long. The area of AOB is
(A)

1
2
1
2
r (B r (C) r 2 (D) r 2
5
5
5
5

39. A man leaves home at 22:15 hrs and reaches his


destination in the same time zone at 04:00hrs on
the following day. How many hours did the
journey take?
(A) 5
(B) 5

3
4

(C) 6
Item 36 refers to the following diagram.
(D) 6

1
4

40. The table below shows the frequency of scores


obtained by students in a test

36. In the figure above O is the centre of a circle of


radius 10 cm and angle AOB is 36. What is the
length, in cm, of arc AB?
(A) 2 (B) 4 (C) 20 (D) 24
37. The circumference of a circle is 132 cm. Given

22
, the radius of the circle is
7
(A) 42 (B) 21 (C) 42 (D) 21

that =

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Scores
2
3
5
Students 8
4
6
The range of the scores is
(A) 2
(B) 7
(C) 8
(D) 10

6
3

8
9

10
2

CXC MULTIPLE CHOICE SPECIMEN EXAM


Items 41 42 refer to the diagram below showing the
number of persons who listen to Radio Stations A, B,
C, and D during the week.

Item 45 refers to the diagram below.

45. The pie chart shows the popular games played by


720 students. How many students play cricket?
(A) 180 (B) 120 (C) 252 (D) 300
41. Which two stations together have more than
1500 listeners during the week?
(A) A and B
(B) A and D
(C) C and D
(D) B and D
42. Which station had as many listeners during the
week as the mean number of listeners for the
four stations during the week?
(A) Station B
(B) Station A
(C) Station C
(D) Station D
Item 43 refers to the following scores below
10
15
4
7
8
8
1
4
43. The median of the eight scores presented above
is
(A) 4
(B) 7.25
(C) 7.5
(D) 8

46. Which of the following represents the equation


of a straight line?

4
x

(A) y = 2x + 3

(B) y =

(C) y = x2 4

(D) y = x2 + 2x 5

Item 47 refers to the graph below

47. The straight line AB cuts the y-axis at


(A) (0, 3)
(B) (0, 2)
(C) (3, -2)
(D) (0, -2)
48. Which arrow diagram below shows the relation
is three less than?

44. Here are 4 sets of numbers.


I.
{1,2,6}
II.
{2,4,6}
III. {1,2,5,6,7}
IV. {10,11,12,13,14}
For which set(s) of numbers are the mean and the
median the same?
(A) I only
(B) II and IV only
(C) I, II, and, III only
(D) II, III, and IV only

49. Which one of the following points lie on the line


y = 2x 3?
(A) (2,3) (B) (-2,-1) (C) (4,1) (D) (0,-3)

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CXC MULTIPLE CHOICE SPECIMEN EXAM


Item 50 refers to the following diagram

54. A ship sailed 8 km due east from A to B. It then


sailed 6 km due north to C. Which diagram
below best represents the path of the ship?

50. The diagram above shows a graph. If a, b and c


are constants and a > 0, the equation of the graph
could be
(A) y ax2 c
(B) y c ax2
(C) y ax2 bx c
(D) y c bx ax2
Item 51 below shows that the coordinate axes
divide the xy-plane into 4 quadrants.

Item 55 refers to the diagram below

51. A point (x, y) lies in the fourth quadrant if


(A) x > 0 and y > 0
(B) x < 0 and y > 0
(C) x < 0 and y < 0
(D) x > 0 and y < 0
Item 52 refers to the diagram below

55. Line AB is rotated through 90 clockwise about


the point C. The coordinates of A the image of
A are
(A) (1,1)
(B) (1,2)
(C) (1,4)
(D) (2,2)
Item 56 refers to the diagram below

52. The measure of angle ABE is


(A) 58 (B) 122 (C) 142 (D) 302
Item 53 refers to the cuboid below.

53. The number of faces, edges, and vertices of the


cuboid, written as an ordered triple of numbers is
(A) (6,6,6)
(B) (6,8,8)
(C) (6,12,8)
(D) (6,12,12)

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56. AB is parallel to EC. Calculate <BDE.


(A) 40
(B) 50
(C) 140
(D) 180

CXC MULTIPLE CHOICE SPECIMEN EXAM


Item 57 refers to the diagram below.

57. The value of tan(180 - x ) =


(A)
(B)
(C)
(D)

a
b
b
c
a
c
b
a

Item 58 refers to the diagram of a building below


A boy stands 12 meters from the foot of the
building and observes the angle of elevation of
the top of the building.

Item 59 refers to the following diagram.

59. From the diagram above sin is

3
5
3
(B)
4
4
(C)
5
5
(D)
3
(A)

Item 60 refers to the following diagram.

58. The height of the building is approximately


(A) 12 tan40
(B) 1.6 + 12 sin 40
(C) 1.6 + 12 cos 40
(D) 1.6 + 12 tan 40

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60. In the figure above, ABC is a triangle in which


AD = BD = CD. The angle ABC is
(A) 40
(B) 50
(C) 80
(D) 90