Tricky 15 question quiz puts English and maths knowledge to the test

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A teacher has been providing free lessons for children during coronavirus on her social media account.

Rupal Ragha, from London, has been teaching students aged five to 16 on her Instagram account where she has over 5,800 followers.

She launched the service to help children who don't have access to their online school platform or can't keep up with virtual learning.

The teacher said: "I do these live because children shouldn't just be watching videos all day that have been sent by schools.

"There is no one to ask if they don't understand or want to clarify anything."

So if you think you still know your stuff… How many can you get right in this 15-question test?

1. It takes 2 towels 2 hours 30 minutes to dry on a washing line. How long would it take 3 similar towels to dry on the washing line?

  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • 3 hours 45 minutes
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 1 hour 15 minutes

2. The horse ran out of ___ stable.

  • Its
  • its
  • it's
  • It's

3. It takes 3 men 12 hours to build a wall. How long would it take four men to build a wall?

  • 5 hours
  • 6 hours
  • 9 hours
  • 16 hours

4. There are 3 bells. Bell A rings every 2 minutes, bell B rings every 7 minutes and bell C rings every 10 minutes. They all ring together at 10am. At what time will they again all ring together?

  • 10.14am
  • 13.10pm
  • 12.14am
  • 11.10am

5. I am facing West. I turn 270 degrees anti-clockwise, then 135 degrees clockwise, then 45 degrees anti-clockwise, then 225 degrees clockwise. Which direction am I not facing?

  • South West
  • North East
  • North West
  • East

6. Henry VIII was born in MCDXCI. He died aged 56, In what year did he die?

  • MDLVII
  • MCDLV
  • MDXLVII
  • MCCCXL

7. Student + student + student = 30. Teacher + student + student = 50. Student + teacher x teacher = ?

  • 910
  • 1,200
  • 220
  • 450

8. 4 (x – 3) – 7 (x – 3) = -12. So what is X?

  • -7
  • 7
  • 4
  • -4

9. Two people are cycling towards each other on a road 150 miles long. They start at opposite ends. A is travelling at 20mph and B is travelling at 30mph. After how many hours will they meet?

  • 9 hours
  • 6 hours
  • 3 hours
  • 5 hours

10. 3 pencils, 5 pens and 2 rulers cost £6.04. 5 pencils, 7 pens and 4 rules cost £10.24. What is the total cost of one of each item?

  • £1.12
  • £3.24
  • £2.10
  • £1.72

11. What takes place when particles gain enough energy to escape the surface of a liquid?

  • Solidification
  • Condensation
  • Diffusion
  • Evaporation

12. "The leaves danced across the green field" is an example of which language technique?

  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Personification
  • Alliteration

13. I paid £22.50 for a jacket in a 10% sale. What was the original price?

  • £25
  • £20.25
  • £27
  • £26.25

14. "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers" is an example of which language technique?

  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Personification
  • Alliteration

15. In 6 years time, Eli will be twice as old as when she was 4 years ago. What is Eli's current age?

  • 20
  • 14
  • 11
  • 18

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So how well did you think you did?

Here are the answers below and don't forget to leave a comment telling us how well you did!

  1. 2 hours 30 minutes
  2. its

  3. 9 hours

  4. 11.10am

  5. North West

  6. MDXLVII

  7. 910

  8. 7

  9. 3 hours

  10. £2.10

  11. Evaporation

  12. Personification

  13. £25

  14. Alliteration

  15. 14

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