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Math 3rd Grade Free Sample Questions

The following questions are written for 3rd grade students preparing for the FSA Math assessment.

Question 1

The clock on the left shows the time the party started. The clock on the right shows the time the party ended.
How long did the party last?

FSA math 3rd grade elapsed time question

FSA math 3rd grade elapsed time question


  1. 40 minutes
  2. 2 hours and 20 minutes
  3. 3 hours and 20 minutes
  4. 3 hours and 40 minutes

To see how long the party lasted, check and write down the start time:

FSA math 3rd grade elapsed time question





The start time is 9:10.



Next, check and write down the end time:


FSA math 3rd grade elapsed time question





The end time is 12:30.




Next, subtract the start time (9:10) from the end time (12:30). 9:10 is composed of 9 hours and 10 minutes.

Thus, start by subtracting the hours:

12:30 – 9 hours = 3:30

Now, subtract the minutes:

3:30 – 10 minutes = 3:20

3:20 is composed of 3 hours and 20 minutes.

Therefore, the correct answer is (C).

Question 2

Laura has a container with blue paint. She needs to paint three houses that are the exact same size. Painting each house requires twice the amount of blue paint shown below. How much blue paint will Laura use to paint the three houses?



FSA math 3rd grade reading scales question


  1. 9 liters
  2. 24 liters
  3. 27 liters
  4. 30 liters

First, measure the amount of blue paint in the container. Note that the unit is liters (L). There are 4.5 liters of paint in the container:


FSA math 3rd grade reading scales question 


Next, calculate how much paint each house requires. Each house requires twice the amount of paint in the container:

4.5 liters × 2 = 4.5 + 4.5 = 9 liters. Thus, each house requires nine liters of paint.

Finally, calculate the total amount of paint the three houses require together. If one house requires nine liters, multiply this number by 3:

9 liters × 3 houses = 27 liters

Laura will use 27 liters of blue paint to paint the three houses.

Therefore, the correct answer is (C).




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Math 4th Grade Free Example Questions

The following questions are written for 4th grade students preparing for the FSA Math assessment.

Question 1

In the gym hall, there are 14 soccer balls and three times more basketballs. How many soccer balls and basketballs are there altogether in the gym hall?

  1. 31
  2. 42
  3. 52
  4. 56

To solve this question, start by finding the number of basketballs in the gym hall.

There are three times more basketballs than soccer balls:

14 × 3 = (10 + 4) × 3 = 30 + 12 = 42 basketballs.

Next, sum the number of basketballs and the number of soccer balls:

42 basketballs + 14 soccer balls = 40 + 2 + 10 + 4 = 50 + 6 = 56.

Therefore, the correct answer is (D), 56.

Question 2

Which of the following numbers should go in the box to make this equation true? 302 – 203 + 24 = 147 – 75 +


  1. 24
  2. 51
  3. 72
  4. 195

In this question, both sides of the equal sign must total the same amount.

First, simplify both sides of the equation:

302 – 203 + 24 = 147 – 75 + 

99 + 24 = 72 + 

123 = 72 + 

What number plus 72 equals 123? To solve this, we need to reverse the operation and subtract 72 from 123:

123 - 72 = 

51 =

Therefore, the correct answer is (B).


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Reading 4th Grade Free Sample Questions

The following question is written for 4th grade students preparing for the FSA ELA Reading assessment.

Read the following sentence from paragraph 1 (on the actual test, a passage with several paragraphs will be given).


"Mark was very scared when he had to visit the dentist, although he was slightly reassured when the dentist welcomed him with a benign smile."

What does benign smile mean as it is used in this sentence?

  1. A genuine smile
  2. A wide smile
  3. A pleasant smile
  4. A sad smile

A benign smile is a pleasant and kind smile. Mark felt slightly relieved when he saw the dentist's benign smile.

Therefore, the correct answer is (C).


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Reading 10th Grade Free Example Questions

This question is written for 10th grade students preparing for the FSA ELA Reading assessment. There are two parts to the question, each with separate answer and explanation sections.

Read the passage from "William Faulkner's Nobel Acceptance Speech" and then answer the questions.


Passage 1: from William Faulkner's Nobel Acceptance Speech (1950)

by William Faulkner

  1. Our tragedy today is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it. There are no longer problems of the spirit. There is only the question: When will I be blown up? Because of this, the young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat.

  2. He must learn them again. He must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid; and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed — love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice. Until he does so, he labors under a curse. He writes not of love but of lust, of defeats in which nobody loses anything of value, of victories without hope and, worst of all, without pity or compassion. His griefs grieve on no universal bones, leaving no scars. He writes not of the heart but of the glands. [passage continues]

This question has two parts. First, answer Part A. Then, answer Part B.

Part A – Question

What is the author of Passage 1 primarily concerned with?

  1. The deterioration of morals in literature.
  2. The loss of spirit, heart, and core truths in writing.
  3. Authors' fear of writing about what they care about.
  4. The universal fear gripping the nation.

Part B – Question

Which quotation from Passage 1 supports your answer in Part A?

  1. "Our tragedy today is a general and universal physical fear;…" (Paragraph 1)
  2. "There is only the question: When will I be blown up?;…" (Paragraph 1)
  3. "The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart;…" (Paragraph 1)
  4. "He must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid;…" (Paragraph 2)

Part A – Answer

Answer (B) is the best answer because throughout most of the passage the author speaks about the lack of matters of spirit, heart, and old truths in today's literature. He also considers what should be done to bring these elements back, as he is deeply troubled by their absence.

Answer (A) is incorrect because the author does not lament moral problems in literature.

Answer (C) is incorrect because this notion does not appear in the passage.

Answer (D) is incorrect because while the author does see this widespread fear as the reason for the problems in literature, this is not the main topic of the passage.

Therefore, the correct answer is (B).

Part B – Answer

As stated above, the author is primarily concerned with "The loss of spirit, heart, and core truths in writing." In Part B you are asked to select the quotation that supports this.

Answer (C) is the best answer because it is the only one that mentions a part of what has been lost in writing: the problems of the heart.

Answer (A) is incorrect because it focuses on fear, which the author believes is the cause for the loss of spirit and heart in writing, but is not the author's main concern.

Answer (B) is incorrect because it, too, focuses on fear, expressed in the question "When will I be blown up?"

Answer (D) is incorrect because it focuses on what authors must do in order to solve the problem in literature, but the author's main concern is the problem itself.

Therefore, the correct answer is (C).


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Algebra 1 EOC Free Sample Questions;

The following two questions are written for students preparing for the FSA EOC Algebra 1 assessment.

Question 1

David figures out that:

FSA Algebra 1 EOC power laws


Part of his work is shown below:


FSA Algebra 1 EOC power laws


Which expression or equation should be placed in the blank to correctly complete David’s work?


A.

FSA Algebra 1 EOC power laws

B.

FSA Algebra 1 EOC power laws

C.

FSA Algebra 1 EOC power laws

D.

FSA Algebra 1 EOC power laws



If you have exponents with the same base, then power laws can be used. Recall, the rule of multiplying the same bases:

FSA Algebra 1 EOC multiplication laws


The rule states that if we are multiplying bases then we can add the powers. The same rule applies backwards too and this is what we see here. If we have a base where the power is already a sum, then we can break it down into two bases being multiplied. So:

FSA Algebra 1 EOC same base


As it is the same base, this can also be written as the product of 5 and 5 to the power of ½ ie.

FSA Algebra 1 EOC simplifying powers

Therefore, the correct answer is (C).


Question 2

Find the range of the function sketched below for the domain between -2 and 5.



FSA Algebra 1 EOC graph functions domain range

A.

FSA Algebra 1 EOC inequalities

B.

FSA Algebra 1 EOC inequalities

C.

FSA Algebra 1 EOC inequalities

D.

FSA Algebra 1 EOC inequalities



The domain is all the values of x, and the range is all the values of y.

In the sketched function:

The domain is:

FSA Algebra 1 EOC inequalities

The range is:

FSA Algebra 1 EOC inequalities


FSA Algebra 1 EOC graph functions domain range



In this problem, you are asked only about the range when the domain is:

FSA Algebra 1 EOC inequalities


This is the green part in the sketched function below:

FSA Algebra 1 EOC graph functions domain range


In this domain, the range varies between -3 and 4, hence:

FSA Algebra 1 EOC inequalities


If you chose answer (A), you chose the domain of the whole function.
If you chose answer (B), you chose the range of the whole function.
If you chose answer (C), you chose the domain between -3 and 4.

The correct answer is (D).


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Algebra 2 EOC Free Example Questions

The following question is written for students preparing for the FSA EOC Algebra 2 assessment.

Ian invested some money in a savings account. The amount of money he has saved, in $, after T years can be found using the equation shown.

FSA Algebra 2 EOC exponential functions

To the nearest tenth of a year, how many years will it take for him to have $12,000?


To answer this question, we need to solve the equation in steps to find T, which is the number of years.

If he had $12,000, then M would be 12,000. Substitute this into the equation.

FSA Algebra 2 EOC exponential functions

Next divide both sides by 2,000.

FSA Algebra 2 EOC exponential functions

Next, take logs of both sides to get rid of the power.

FSA Algebra 2 EOC taking logs

Using the powers of logs, bring the power down in front.

FSA Algebra 2 EOC simplifying logs

Next, divide both sides by log 3.

FSA Algebra 2 EOC simplifying logs

To get rid of the  divide by  or multiply by 9 which is the same.

FSA Algebra 2 EOC simplifying logs

FSA Algebra 2 EOC exponential functions

Round your answer to one decimal place.

FSA Algebra 2 EOC exponential functions




Therefore, the correct answer is 14.7 years.



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