Name:    5th Grade Science Thinking Practice Test 1

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

1.

Would the following be an observance or an inference?
Billy believes that he is faster than any other kid in class because he has won the race at the last track meet, he has beaten three of the fastest kids in class and those kids have beaten all the other kids in class.
 a. observance b. inference

2.

What inference can we make about the situation in this picture?
 a. the car will not start c. the car has a flat tire b. the tire ran over a nail d. the tire hit a tree

3.

What conclusion could you logically draw if you saw the following in one place:  a steak, lettuce, carrots, a potato, a clock reading 5:00 P.M.?
 a. you are in a store shopping for dinner c. since no action is taking place, no conclusion could be drawn b. mom was beginning to make dinner d. you are looking at a magazine article on summer meals

4.

Which color of eyes, according to the chart, do most of the people have?
 a. Green c. White b. Brown d. Blue

5.

Which combination has the most people with colored eyes?
 a. blue and brown c. green and white b. green and blue d. blue and white

6.

 Race cars Trucks Vans Motorcycles red 5 1 3 6 blue 1 3 5 4 black 3 0 2 4 white 1 6 5 0
On the chart above, which 4-wheeled vehicle has the most black units?
 a. vans c. motorcycles b. trucks d. race cars

7.

 Race cars Trucks Vans Motorcycles red 5 1 3 6 blue 1 3 5 4 black 3 0 2 4 white 1 6 5 0
On the chart above, what is the total number of white vehicles?
 a. 10 c. 12 b. 1 d. 0

8.

 Race cars Trucks Vans Motorcycles red 5 1 3 6 blue 1 3 5 4 black 3 0 2 4 white 1 6 5 0
What is the most common color for a motorcycle?
 a. blue c. white b. red d. black

9.

 Race cars Trucks Vans Motorcycles red 5 1 3 6 blue 1 3 5 4 black 3 0 2 4 white 1 6 5 0
How many vehicles are blue or white?
 a. 25 c. 13 b. 2 d. 1

10.

Which sequence would work best to put the shapes together to build a pyramid starting from the bottom?
 a. B, C, A c. C, A, B b. A, C, B d. B, C, A

11.

If you were building a house with a 10 foot first floor and an 9 foot second floor,  what would be the sequence of putting these items together, providing that the door went on last?
 a. A,B,C,D c. D,C,A,B b. A,D,C,B d. A,C,D,B

12.

Which sequence of items is most logical if you were building a shelf?
 a. hammer. saw, nail, tape measure c. saw, tape measure, hammer, nail b. tape measure, saw, nail, hammer d. tape measure, nail, hammer, saw

13.

Dolphins must swim very fast to survive in their environment.  What about them allows for such swift movement in the water?
 a. their fins c. water is slippery b. the dorsal fin cuts through the water d. the shape of the dolphins’ bodies