Worksheet: Using Words to Describe Probability

In this worksheet, we will practice describing probability using words like “certain,” “likely,” “equally likely, even chance,” “unlikely,” and “impossible”.

Q1:

If the spinner is spun once, determine whether it is certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that the pointer stops on a number that is a multiple of 3.

  • Aimpossible
  • Blikely
  • Cunlikely
  • Dcertain

Q2:

Which outcome is least likely when spinning the arrow on this spinner?

  • A 𝑄
  • B 𝑆
  • C 𝑃
  • D 𝑅

Q3:

If this spinner is spun once, is it certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that the pointer stops on the number 5 or 6?

  • Aunlikely
  • Bimpossible
  • Clikely
  • Dcertain

Q4:

If this spinner is spun, which of the following describe the probability that the pointer lands on blue?

  • AImpossible
  • BEqually likely for it to happen or not happen
  • CLikely
  • DCertain
  • EUnlikely

Q5:

Is it more likely, equally likely, or less likely that this spinner lands on red rather than green?

  • Aless likely
  • Bmore likely
  • Cequally likely

Q6:

If the spinner is spun once, is it certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that the spinner lands on the number 6?

  • Acertain
  • Bimpossible
  • Clikely
  • Dunlikely

Q7:

If the spinner is spun once, determine whether it is certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that the pointer stops on a number that is a multiple of 2.

  • Aimpossible
  • Blikely
  • Cunlikely
  • Dcertain

Q8:

If the spinner is spun once, determine whether it is certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that the pointer stops on a number that is a multiple of 1.

  • Aimpossible
  • Blikely
  • Ccertain
  • Dunlikely

Q9:

If the spinner is spun once, determine whether it is certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that the pointer stops on a number that is a multiple of 8.

  • Acertain
  • Blikely
  • Cimpossible
  • Dunlikely

Q10:

Which outcome is least likely when spinning the arrow on this spinner?

  • A 𝑃
  • B 𝑆
  • C 𝑄
  • D 𝑅

Q11:

Is this event certain, possible or impossible?

A goat will fly past the window.

  • Aimpossible
  • Bpossible
  • Ccertain

Q12:

What is the probability of a man living forever?

  • Abetween 0 and 1
  • B0
  • C1

Q13:

What is the probability of the weather tomorrow being sunny?

  • A1
  • Bbetween 0 and 1
  • C0

Q14:

Is it possible, impossible, or certain that someone on Earth saw the sun rising in the west this morning?

  • Acertain
  • Bimpossible
  • Cpossible

Q15:

If there are three red balls and nothing else in a bag, is it certain, possible, or impossible that if I pick out a ball at random it will be red?

  • Acertain
  • Bpossible
  • Cimpossible

Q16:

Is it possible, impossible, or certain that someone watches television 4 times a week?

  • Apossible
  • Bcertain
  • Cimpossible

Q17:

State whether the following statement is possible, impossible, or certain: A student goes on a field trip.

  • APossible
  • BImpossible
  • CCertain

Q18:

Is this event certain, possible or impossible?

If I jump up, I will come back down.

  • Apossible
  • Bimpossible
  • Ccertain

Q19:

Is this event certain, possible or impossible?

I will play football this week.

  • Acertain
  • Bpossible
  • Cimpossible

Q20:

Is this event certain, possible or impossible?

If I throw a regular die, I will get a 7.

  • Apossible
  • Bimpossible
  • Ccertain

Q21:

Which of the following might represent a probability?

  • A 0 . 5
  • B1.8
  • C 8 3 %
  • D 1 4 8 %

Q22:

Anthony has 19 colored beads in a bag: 2 are red, 6 are blue, 4 are green, and the rest are yellow. If he selects one at random without looking, is it certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that a yellow bead is chosen?

  • Aimpossible
  • Blikely
  • Ccertain
  • Dunlikely

Q23:

Daniel writes numbers on separate pieces of paper. He puts the pieces of paper in a bag and selects one without looking. The number 1 is written on 9 pieces of paper, the number 2 is written on 8 pieces of paper, and the number 3 is written on 6 fewer pieces of paper than the number 2. Is it certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that he picks the number 1 or 2?

  • Acertain
  • Bunlikely
  • Clikely
  • Dimpossible

Q24:

If this spinner is spun once, it is certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that it stops on an even number?

  • Aimpossible
  • Blikely
  • Cunlikely
  • Dcertain

Q25:

What is the probability of an impossible event?

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