Could YOU pass this exam for 10-year-olds from the 1950s?

Could YOU pass this exam for 10-year-olds from the 1950s?

07/09/2021

Are YOU smarter than a 10-year-old? School exam from the 1950s will test you on everything from fractions to punctuation – and it’s surprisingly difficult to score full marks

  • US-based trivia platform Quizly put together exam which was taken by children
  • Do you think you have what it takes to answer all 15 questions correctly? 
  • You’ll need to work out complex maths problems and fill in the blanks for spelling

A tricky quiz sat by 10-year-old British pupils in the 1950s will put your knowledge of grammar and fractions to the test. 

The 15 questions are taken from an eleven-plus test, which is sat by some students in England and Northern Ireland in their last year of primary school and is used by some secondary schools which select students based on academics. 

The quiz, shared on US-based trivia platform Quizly, will test how much you remember about spelling and punctuation.  

Arithmetic questions will also test your maths knowledge – so are your division skills up to scratch?   

If you’re up for the challenge, then try your hand at the questions below. Scroll down to check the answers – and no cheating! 

Do you think you’re up for the challenge? Try your hand at the questions below and scroll down to check the answers (stock image) 

1.  

  • Die
  • Dye
  • Dyed 

2. 

  • 214
  • 230
  • 226
  • 224
  • 218 

3. 

  • Friendship
  • Friendly
  • Friends

4. 

  • Retriever and fight
  • Cat and retriever
  • Door and fight 

5.  

  • A furniture
  • An animal
  • A fruit

6.  

  • 751 
  • 650
  • 852

7.  

  • Same
  • Alike
  • Somewhat
  • Similar 

8. 

  • When the dog recognised me it wagged it’s tail.
  • When the dog recognised me I wagged it’s tail.
  • When the dog recognised me it wagged its tail.  

 9. 

  • Creaking 
  • Rustling
  • Banging

10.

  • 40 miles
  • 15 miles
  • 60 miles

11.

  • Sporting
  • Sporty
  • Sports 

12. 

  • Solid
  • Hard
  • Rough
  • Firm

13.

  • Which
  • Who
  • Whom

14.

  • She never felt thankful for small things.
  • She was still unconscious.
  • She did not know the man well enough.
  • She was feeling better.

15.

  • 300
  • 100
  • 400 

Answers 

1. Dye

2. 224

3. Friendly 

4. Retriever and fight 

5. An animal (Horse) 

6. 751

7. Somewhat 

8. When the dog recognised me it wagged its tail. 

9. Rustling

10. 60 miles

11. Sports

12. Rough

13. Whom

14. She was still unconscious.

15. 100

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