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

**MATHEMATICS ****THIRD TERM EXAMINATION ****JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS ****JSS 2 (BASIC 8) – EXAM QUESTIONS **

# SECTION A – OBJECTIVES

*INSTRUCTION – Choose the correct answer from the options A – D.*

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 – Fill IN THE GAPS

23. Convert 75.67665 to 2 decimal places, _______

24. The product of 0.017 and 100 is _______.

25. Evaluate 2p – (p – 2p) = _______.

26. What is the place value of 6 in 962? _______.

27. Simplify √121**/**√4 = _______.

28. Expand this algebraic expression; (5 – a )(4 + a) _______

**Write out the properties of each of the following:**

29. Equilateral triangle _______, _______ and _______.

30. Square _______, _______ and _______.

# SECTION B – THEORY

**INSTRUCTION – Answer all the questions in this section. **

**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: 24, 20, 25, 22, 20, 21, 16, 19, 20, 25 21, 22, 22, 23, 19, 16, 15, 20, 26, 24 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

# QUESTION 5

A. Simplify the following:

(i) (2x – 3)/2 + (x + y)/2

(Ii) (5x – 7)/5 – (x +1)/5

B. What is a prime number?

C. For each number 42, 45, 48, 50,

I. write down all of its factors.

II. state which factors are prime numbers.

III. express the number as a product of its prime factors.

# QUESTION 6

Write the following numbers in standard form:

(i) 931000000

(ii) 40350

(iii) 0.000073

(iv) 432.8

(v) 96.3

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