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Perhaps one of the best ways in which you can support your child is by understanding the challenges they’re facing. So why not try your hand at our sample 11-plus questions (without the help of a calculator!) to get a taste of the test? Remember, these would be completed under timed conditions so try not to overthink.

 

1. How many thirds are there in 9?
– 3
– 18
– 9
– 27
– 30

 

2. What is 21.7 x 9.4?
– 287.68
– 532.42
– 117.24
– 203.98
– 412.96

 

3. Mary keeps some animals on her farm. She has 12 sheep, 16 cows, 24 chickens and six pigs. Mary sells eight of her sheep. What percentage of her remaining animals are sheep?

 

4. The number codes for three of these four words are listed in a random order. Work out the code to answer the questions.

DEAR MEAD WARE DRAM
1435 6342 5231

– Find the code for the word DRAM
– Find the code for the word REAM
– Find the word that has the number code 6234

 

5. Find the pair of letters that completes each sentence in the most sensible way. Use the alphabet to help you.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Example: BN is to EK as HT is to (EW KW EQ KQ EP)

– PS is to RY as HL is to (NN FR SO JQ JR)
– BJ is to YQ as IH is to (QT PS NS PW SP)
– WB is to AJ as SC is to (WK HX WL AG VL)
– DM is to NW as HK is to (QT PS NS PW SP)
– PH is to VC as YO is to (DI EI BL TT EJ)

 

6. Find the four-letter word which can be added to the letters in capitals to make a new word. The new word will complete the sentence sensibly. Write the four-letter word. E.g. England is a constitutional MONY ARCH (monarchy).

– He had to CER over the wall
– She LOD the blinds
– Sam found lots of BARS at the antiques fair
– It was not her fault – she was BLESS
– The empty crisp packet had been DISED

 

7. In
 the 
sentences 
below, 
one 
of 
the 
following 
types 
of 
punctuation has 
been 
missed 
out: comma,
 full
stop, question 
mark, apostrophe, inverted 
commas. Work 
out 
which 
type 
of 
punctuation 
is 
missing.

– “He 
cant 
come 
out 
to 
play
 today,”
 said 
Steven.
– “Where
 is 
the 
dangerous 
animal
”
 asked 
the 
man.
– The
 lady 
bought 
a 
hat 
a 
scarf 
and 
some 
perfume.
– We
 always 
go 
the 
pantomime 
at 
Christmas
– My
 group 
liked 
the 
book, 
The 
Lost 
Secret 
Of 
Argus.

 

8. In 
each 
sentence 
below 
choose
 one 
word 
from 
the 
group
 of
 four that 
fits 
into 
the
 space. 
An 
example
 has 
been 
done 
to 
help
 you.

E.g.
 In
 the 
Middle 
Ages 
there 
were
 many 
outbreaks 
of 
diseases 
and _______________
?
(i) 
funerals 
(ii)
 weddings 
(iii) 
plagues 
(iv)
 celebrations

ANSWER: 
plagues

– We
 ran 
all 
the 
way 
to 
the
 house 
to
 get 
some 
_______________
.
(i) 
research 
(ii) 
respect 
(iii) 
refreshments 
(iv) 
regard

– I 
do
 not 
understand 
the 
best
_____________
to
 take.
(i) 
journey 
(ii) 
visit 
(iii) 
route 
(iv) 
homage

– The 
chairman 
was
 a 
notable
______________
from
 the
 meeting.
(i) 
candidate
 (ii) 
visitor 
(iii) 
absentee 
(iv)
 examiner

– We
_______________
going
 to 
the 
football
 match.
(i)
 trudged 
(ii) 
enjoyed 
(iii) 
inspired 
(iv)
 raced

– He
 was 
very
________________
after 
running 
in 
the 
marathon.
(i)
 encouraged
 (ii) 
engaged 
(iii) 
exhausted
 (iv) 
engrossed

 

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