Take this SATs test and see if you are as smart as a 10-year-old child

These are some of the questions 10-year-olds will be asked this week – and many will leave their mums and dads scratching their heads.

Only 20% of parents got full marks after 4,000 volunteered to take their children’s Sats tests.

Questions on English grammar caused the biggest problems, with one in three puzzled over adjectives and almost four in 10 bamboozled over verbs.

Lia Haskett, of tuition firm Explore Learning, who did the research, said: “Sats questions are confusing for parents as the curriculum has changed so much since they were at school.

“Two years ago a whole new style of papers were introduced for English and maths to reflect the latest National Curriculum.”

Try the questions below to see if you’re smarter than a 10-year-old – and no cheating!

QUESTIONS

1.

What is 589 + 1,734?

2,323

2,334

2,213

2.

Which word in this sentence is an adjective? The coat I bought has deep pockets?

coat

bought

deep

3.

Choose the relative clause in the following sentence: I sent an email to my friend who lives in Australia.

sent an email

to my friend

who lives in Australia

4.

Emma baked some cakes but didn’t have enough icing for them all. For every 4 cakes Emma baked, only 3 were iced. Altogether, 18 cakes were iced. How many cakes did Emma bake?

22

24

28

5.

Which number is 10 times greater than three hundred and four?

3,040

3,400

3,004

6 Insert commas in the correct places in this sentence: At the circus we saw tightrope walkers trapeze acts trained elephants and amazing acrobats.

7.

Write a contraction to replace the bold words in each sentence below.

He could not believe this was happening.

“The new machine will not work,” he said.

His friend had not tested it properly.

8.

At the start of January, there were 451 houses for sale in the estate agents. During January-March 146 houses were sold and 329 more houses were put on the market. How many houses were still for sale at the end of march?

9.

Round 37,452

To the nearest 10

To the nearest 100

To the nearest 1,000

10.

Which verb completes the sentence so that it uses the subjunctive form?

If I ….. the teacher, I would let the class leave early.

am

was

were

be

11.

This thermometer shows temperatures in both ˚C and ˚F.

Work out 15˚C in ˚F.

12.

p = 14

What is 3p-4?

13.

There is a sale on in the furniture store.

All sofas have 20% off their original price.

One sofa’s original price is £850.

What is the sale price?

14.

Circle two numbers that add together to equal 0.43.

0.40

0.25

0.03

0.20

15.

The vertices of a pentagon have these coordinates: (4,10) (10,8) (10,4) (6,0) (-2,6).

One side of the pentagon has been drawn on the grid.

Complete the pentagon.

16.

Write one word that is a synonym of “angry”.

17.

Circle the article in each sentence below.

We saw a komodo dragon at Chester Zoo.

There was an ice cream van.

After the zoo, they all went home.

18.

Which sentence below uses past progressive?

a) Alex found her homework too easy.

b) Before Dad went to work, he had a nap.

c) Ross showed me his new car.

d) Rachel was learning a dance for the competition.

19.

Underline the prepositional phrases in the sentence below.

Zak walked his dog across the street.

20.

Insert a colon in the correct place in the sentence below.

To bake the cake, you will need the following ingredients two eggs, flour, sugar, butter and milk.

ANSWERS

1. 2,323

2. deep

3. who lives in Australia

4. 24

5. 3,040

6. At the circus we saw tightrope walkers, trapeze acts, trained elephants and amazing acrobats.

7. couldn’t, won’t, hasn’t

8. 634

9. 37,450, 37,500, 37,000

10. were

11. 59°F

12. 38

13. £680

14. 0.40 and 0.03

15.

16. annoyed, enraged, irate, furious or outraged

17. a, an, the

18. Rachel was learning a dance for the competition

19. across the street

20. To bake the cake, you will need the following ingredients: two eggs, flour, sugar, butter and milk.

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