# Third Term Examination Mathematics JSS 2 (Basic 8) – Exam Questions

MATHEMATICS

THIRD TERM EXAMINATION

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

JSS 2 (BASIC 8)

### SECTION A

1. An ice cream is a good example of ___________ shape.

(a) triangle

(b) cone

(c) sector

(d) cylinder

2. Subtract – 9 from the sum of – 8 and 10.

(a) 11

(b) 7

(c) – 7

(d) – 11

3. Approximate 0.0756 to 3 decimal place.

(a) 0.0756

(b) 0.0760

(c) 0.075

(d) 0.0700

4. Which of these is an improper fraction?

(a) 31/7

(b) 6/7

(c) 5/4

(d) 2/3

5. What number is represented by the tally marks?

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(a) 23

(b) 26

(c) 13

(d) 23/5

6. ___________ triangle is the triangle with 2 sides and angles equal.

(a) Isosceles

(b) Scalene

(c) Right – angled

(d) Obtuse – angled

7. ___________ is the use of picture to represent data.

(a) Pie chart

(b) Bar chart

(c) Wall chart

(d) Pictogram

8. The compass bearing of 290° is ___________.

(a) Ń 290° W

(b) S 90° W

(c) N 70° W

(d) N 70° E

9. ___________ of data means arranging information given in ascending or descending order in a frequency table.

(a) Grouping

(b) Collecting

(c) Collating

(d) Tallying

10. All are types of data representation except ___________.

(a) bar chart

(b) wall chart

(c) ideograph

(d) histogram

11. Angle of elevation is when the observer is looking ___________.

(a) upward

(b) downward

(c) right

(d) left

12. ___________ is a method of studying events in life which may occur by chance.

(a) Dividend

(b) Probability

(c) Statistics

(d) Geometry

13. A bag contains 5 good eggs and 2 bad eggs, what is the probability of picking a good egg?

(a) 5/7

(b) 1/5

(c) 2/7

(d) 2/5

14. What is the square root of 169?

(a) 13

(b) 12

(c) 14

(d) 15

15. Expand 3b (2a + 3b + 4).

(a) 6ab + 9b + 12b

(b) 6ab + 6b + 12b

(c) 6ab + 9b² + 12b

(d) 6ab + 6b² + 12b

Use the following data to answer 16 – 18,

### 5 red balls | 3 green balls | 3 white balls | 4 blue balls

16. What is the probability of picking a white ball?

(a) 1/3

(b) 1/5

(c) 21/4

(d) 0/15

17. What is the probability of picking a black ball?

(a) 1/3

(b) 3/5

(c) 5/10

(d) 0/15

18. What is the probability of picking a red ball?

(a) 1/3

(b) 3/5

(c) 5/10

(d) 0/15

The below pie chart represents the degree of white, black and red colour.

19. What is the percentage of the black colour?

(a) 33.3%

(b) 50%

(c) 23.4%

(d) 25%

20. What is the degree of white colour?

(a) 90°

(b) 120°

(c) 150°

(d) 360°

### SECTION B

QUESTION 1

What is the sum of the interior angles of the polygons below?

A. Hexagon

B. Nonagon

C. Pentagon

QUESTION 2

A. Prepare a frequency table and represent it with tally marks, using the data below:

### 23, 16, 18, 23, 25, 20, 20, 16, 20, 20

B. Draw angles of elevation and depression showing the observer.

QUESTION 3

In a class of 35 pupils, 15 are girls.

A. How many are boys?

B. What is the formula used in calculating sum of the interior angles?

QUESTION 4

In a book shelf at a school library, the following books were arranged

Mathematics ……………. 10

English……………………… 12

Basic Science……………. 08

If book is taken randomly, what is the probability of selecting,

A. mathematics book

B. Basic science

C. Neither Mathematics nor Basic science

D. Neither English nor Mathematics

E. Neither English nor Basic science

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