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GUYANA
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
NATIONAL GRADE SIX ASSESSMENT
2014
MATHEMATICS
PAPER I
TIME: hour 10 minutes
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO ANSWER
THE QUESTIONS.
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WRITE YOUR CANDIDATE NUMBER ON THE ANSWER SHEET AND


UNDERLINE THE SUBJECT.

2.

This test contains 40 questions. You are required to answer ALL questions.
Four responses are given for each question. The responses are A, B, C and D.
Only ONE response is correct.

3.

If you are not sure of the answer to a question, then choose the one which you
think is BEST. On your answer sheet, shade the letter you have chosen.

4.

BE SURE THAT THE QUESTION NUMBER IN THE BOOKLET IS THE SAME


AS THE ONE YOU HAVE USED ON YOUR ANSWER SHEET.
Here is an example done for you.
.

ANSWER SHEET

The sum of 4 and 5 is


(A) 1

(B) 9

(C) 20

(D) 45

1.

A OC D

Note: The letter B is shaded on the answer sheet because 9, the correct answer,
is next to B.
5.

If you make a mistake, erase the shaded letter cleanly, then shade the letter next
to the answer you have now chosen.

6.

REMEMBER, each answer MUST only be shown by the shading on your


Answer Sheet.

7.

Remember only ONE answer must be provided for each question.


DO NOT TURN OVER THIS PAGE UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Which is the smallest prime number?


(A) 0

(B)

(C) 2

(D) 3

What is the place value of the digit 9 in 63.942?


(A) ones

(B) tenths

(C) hundredths

(D) thousandths

Which is the same as 3 + 7 = 10?


3+7=+3

(A) 3 + 7 = 7-3

(B)

(C) 3 + 7 = 7 + 3

(D) 3 + 7 = 3 x 7

The value of 0.75 x 10 is


(A) 750

(B) 75

(C) 7.5

(D) 0.75

Which diagram shows a segment of a circle?


(A)

(B)

(C) 7 \
(

\f41111,1

(D)

Study the diagram below, then answer question 6.

Figure 1
6.

7.

What name is given to Figure 1?


(A) Pentagon

(B) Hexagon

(C) Octagon

(D) Nonagon

Which unit of measurement is used for the volume of a solid?


(A) kg

(B) m2

(C) m3

8.

9.

What is the most suitable unit for measuring the mass of a mango?
(A) g

(B) kg

(C) km

(D)

if A = {a, b, c, d, e} and B = {a, b, e}, then identify the true statement.


(A) B st A

(B) AUB=B

(C) A c B

(D) B c A

Study Figure 2, then answer question 10.


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Figure 2
10.

Which best describes the elements {2, 4}?


(A)
(C)

11.

Set B only

3:5

(C) 5:25

13.

14.

(D)

Set A only

(B)

5:3

(D)

25 : 15

15: 25 is equivalent to
(A)

12.

Union of set A and set B

Intersection of set A and set B (B)

Which set of tally marks lies between 7 and 12?


(A) HD

(B)

(C)

(D)

IIII lilt

1111

II

All the factors of 8 are


(A)

2, 4

(B)

1, 2, 4

(C)

2, 4, 8

(D)

1, 2, 4, 8

Which symbol will make the number sentence below true?


275 + 18

572 + 18
(B) <
(D)

15.

What is the average of 0, 4, and 5?


(A)

(B) 3
(ID)

(C)

17.

(A)

(B) 6

(C)

10

(D)

15

Deon drove her car a distance of 75 km from Linden to Georgetown. If she drove
at 60 km per hour, how long did the journey take?
60 minutes

(B)

70 minutes

(C) 75 minutes

(D)

125 minutes

(A)

18.

4.5

Which is an obtuse-angled triangle?


(A)

(B)

(D)

19. Which clock hands show an angle greater than 90 but less than 180?
(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

20.

21.

22.

A cricket game began at 13:35 hours and lasted for 8 hours 40 minutes. What
time did the game end?
(A)

21 : 15 h

(B)

21 : 35 h

(C)

22 : 05 h

(D)

22 : 15 h

What is 325 centimetres in metres?


(A) 0.325

(B) 3.25

(C) 32.5

(D) 325

How many subsets can be formed using the letters in the set {E, A, T}?
(B) 3
(D)

23.

The set {2, 4, 6, 8} can be described as even numbers


(A) between 2 and 9

(B)

from 1 to 9

(C)

(D)

greater than 0

Less than 9

Study Figure 3 below, then answer question 24.

Figure 3
24.

What percentage of the figure is shaded?


(A)

(B)

6%

(D) 60

(C) 40 %

25.

10

Rita bought a packet of sweets for $75. If Rita paid 16% VAT, what sum of
money was paid in VAT?
(A) $300

(B) $91

(C) $48

(D) $12
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26.

What is the mean value of the given data?


7

(A) 3

(B) 4

(C)

(D) 8

Study the line graph in Figure 4 below, then answer questions 27, 28 and
29.

January February March

April

May

Months of the year

Figure 4
Rainfall for January to June of 2012
27.

Which period showed the greatest increase in rainfall?


(A)

January to February

(C) April to May

28.

29.

(B)

March to April.

(D)

May to June

Which month shows 5 cm of rainfall?


(A) January

(B) February

(C) April

(D) May

What was the total amount of rainfall for the period January to June?
(A) 4 cm

(B)

(C) 18 cm

(D) 23 cm
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13 cm

30.

31.

L 3 5

What is the Lowest Common Multiple of --, 7, ?


(A)

(B)

(C)

12

(D) 13

What is the missing number in the sequence 12, 15, 19,


(A)

(B) 24

(C) 29

32.

, 30, 37?

(D) 34

of (8

(A)
(C)

(B)

4
1

(D)

2
5
2
10

33. The hands on a clock are showing 07:00 h. Marlon changes the time to show
four hours earlier. What angle are the hands now showing?

34.

(A) Right

(B) Straight

(C) Obtuse

(D) Acute

A container was filled withl 8 litres of water. If two-thirds leaked out, how many
litres of water remained?
(A) 6

(B) 12

(C) 18

(D) 24

Study Figure 5, then answer question 35.


A

200 cm2

10 cm

B
Figure 5
35.

The area of the rectangle ABCD is 200 cm2 . If side AB = 10 cm, what is the
length, in cm, of side BC?
(A) 10

(B) 20

(C) 50

(D) 100

Study Figure 6, then answer question 36.


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Figure 6
36.

Which is true for the Venn diagram?


(A)

The elements of A = {3, 10, 20, 30}

(B)

The elements of B = {3, 5, 15, 25}

(C)

The elements in both set A and set B = {3}

(D)

The elements in set A and set B = {5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30}

37. If A = {1, 3, 5, 7, 9} and B = {2, 4, 6}, then which statement is true?


(A)

B n A= f

(B)

BuA= f I

(C)

B cA

(D)

B n A

38.

Jennifer scored 60 % of the total marks on an English test. If the test was marked
out of 50, how many marks did she obtain?
(A)

(B)

(C) 30

39.

40.

25

(D) 50

James bought a cell phone for $ 20 000. He sold it at a profit of 25%. How much
money did he make?
(A) $4000

(B) $5000

(C)

(D)

$10 000

$15 000

Rohan mixed red paint with blue paint using the ratio 3 : 7. If red paint was 6
litres, how many litres of blue paint was mixed?
(A) 7

(B)

(C) 14

(D) 20

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