Praxis II Mathematics: Content Knowledge Test Questions

1. What are the factors of 34?

A. 1, 34
B. 2, 17
C. 1, 2, 17, 34
D. 2, 17, 34

2. What is 21% of 400?

A. 21
B. 84
C. 100
D. 124

3. What is the name for a parallelogram with four congruent sides?

A. rhombus
B. parallelogram
C. trapezoid
D. rectangle

4. An electronic store puts radios on sale for 60% off the regular price, which is $49. If the store then deducts $5 from the sale price, what is the resulting price?

A. $12.40
B. $14.60
C. $19.60
D. $21.10

5. Which of the following is an improper fraction of 5.025?

A. 201/40
B. 25/5
C. 21/4
D. 525/100

6. In the set of numbers {14, 5, 12, 9, 12, 15, 10}, a is the mean, b is the median, c is the mode, and dis the range. Given this scenario, which of the following statements is true?

A. a > b > c > d
B. d > a > b = c
C. a = c > b > d
D. b = c > a > d

7. A rectangular prism is five inches long, six inches wide, and seven inches long. Which of the following cannot be the surface area in square inches of two sides of the prism?

A. 90
B. 77
C. 70
D. 60

8. If the integer x is a multiple of 12 but not a multiple of 9, which of the following expressions cannot be an integer?

A. x/12
B. x/3
C. x/4
D. x/36

9. Gerald has ten shirts. He needs to pack four of them for a business trip. How many different combinations of shirts could Gerald pack?

A. 150
B. 210
C. 230
D. 240

10. If x – y + z = 15 and x + y = 24, solve the following: 4x + 2z = ?

A. 24
B. 38
C. 78
D. 84

11. Some important facts about numbers include:

A. Numbers are subjective
B. Numbers do not mean anything
C. Numbers can be shown symbolically
D. All of the above

12. Which of the following is not a common math term?

A. Integer
B. Ratio
C. Consequences
D. Place value

13. Which of the following is not a basic algebraic concept?

A. Patterns
B. Fractions
C. Equivalence
D. Balance

14. Geometry studies the relationship of
:
A. Points and lines
B. Angles
C. Surfaces and solids
D. All of the above

15. One step in the statistics process is:

A. Collection of data
B. Memorization of data
C. Classification of data
D. All of the above

16. Probability Theory measures the likelihood of:

A. An event occurring
B. Pluto being a planet
C. The end of the world
D. All of the above

17. Teaching math using the procedural approach means:

A. Providing precise methods
B. Letting students move at their own pace
C. Requiring memorization of advanced math facts
D. All of the above

18. List some reasons for learning math.

A. Improves reasoning ability
B. Hones critical thinking skills
C. Discovering applications in the real world
D. All of the above

19. Areas of mathematics include:

A. History and Social Studies
B. Biology
C. Probability and Statistics
D. All of the above

20. Some important facts about numbers include:

A. Numbers are subjective
B. Numbers do not mean anything
C. Numbers can be shown symbolically
D. All of the above

21. Which of the following is not a common math term?

A. Integer
B. Ratio
C. Consequences
D. Place value

22. Which of the following is not a basic algebraic concept?

A. Patterns
B. Fractions
C. Equivalence
D. Balance

23. Geometry studies the relationship of:

A. Points and lines
B. Angles
C. Surfaces and solids
D. All of the above

24. Statistics is data that has been:

A. Collected
B. Memorized
C. Reported to the public
D. All of the above

25. Probability Theory measures the likelihood of:

A. An event occurring
B. Pluto being a planet
C. An event NOT occurring
D. All of the above

Praxis II Mathematics: Content Knowledge Test Answer Key