Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
Practice Test
Mathematics
GRADE 7
Student Name
School Name
District Name
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This is a practice test. Your responses to practice test questions must be recorded on your Practice Test Answer Document.
Mark only one answer for each multiple-choice question. If you are not sure of the answer, choose the answer you think is best.
HOW TO ANSWER OPEN-RESPONSE QUESTIONS
• Read all parts of each question carefully.
• Make each response as clear, complete, and accurate as you can.
• Check your answers.
Mathematics
DIRECTIONS
This practice test contains one multiple-choice question, one short-answer question, and one open-response question. Mark your answers to these questions in the spaces provided on pages 5 and 6 of your Practice Test Answer Document.
1 Michael bought a 4-pound bag of cat food. He fed his cat the same amount of
food from the bag each day, as shown in the graph below.
[Graph showing the amount of cat food Michael fed his cat each day]
What amount of food from the bag did Michael feed his cat each day?
A. one-fourth pound
B. one-half pound
C. 1 pound
D. 2 pounds
Question 2 is a short-answer question. Write your answer to this question in the box provided on page 5 of your Practice Test Answer Document. Do not write your answer on any other page. You may do your figuring on any other page.
2 A rectangular prism and some of its dimensions are shown below.
[rectangular prism]
The volume of the rectangular prism is 40 cubic inches. What is h, the height, in inches, of the rectangular prism?
Question 3 is an open-response question.
• BE SURE TO ANSWER AND LABEL ALL PARTS OF THE QUESTION.
• Show all your work (diagrams, tables, or computations) in your Practice Test Answer Document.
• If you do the work in your head, explain in writing how you did the work.
Write your answer to question 3 in the space provided on page 6 of your Practice Test Answer Document.
3 Madison plans to sew one button and one ribbon on a clown costume. She has one each of the following colors of buttons in her pocket:
• black
• green
• red
• white
All the buttons are the same size and shape.
Madison will select one button from her pocket without looking.
a. What is the probability that she will select a red button? Show or explain how you got your answer.
Madison has one each of the following colors of ribbon in a bag:
• black
• white
• yellow
All the ribbons are the same size and material.
She will select one button from her pocket and one ribbon from her bag without looking.
b. Make an organized list or a tree diagram showing all the possible color combinations that Madison could select.
c. What is the probability that Madison will select a black button and a black ribbon? Show or explain how you got your answer.
d. What is the probability that Madison will select a button and a ribbon that are different colors from each other? Show or explain how you got your answer.
MASSACHUSETTS COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM
Grade 7 Mathematics
Practice Test Answer Document
Marking Instructions
School Name: •Use a No. 2 pencil only.
District Name: •Do not use ink, ballpoint, or felt tip pens.
Last Name of Student: •Make solid marks that fill the circles completely.
First Name of Student: •Erase cleanly any marks you wish to change.
•Make no stray marks on this form.
•Do not fold, tear, or mutilate this form.
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DO NOT WRITE IN SHADED AREA
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