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Worksheet: Telling Whether Events Are Certain, Likely, Unlikely, or Impossible

Q1:

Is this event certain, possible or impossible?

I will play football this week.

  • Apossible
  • Bcertain
  • Cimpossible

Q2:

Is this event certain, possible or impossible?

The winter will be colder than the summer.

  • Acertain
  • Bpossible
  • Cimpossible

Q3:

Is this event certain, possible or impossible?

A goat will fly past the window.

  • Aimpossible
  • Bcertain
  • Cpossible

Q4:

Is this event certain, possible or impossible?

If I jump up, I will come back down.

  • Acertain
  • Bpossible
  • Cimpossible

Q5:

Is this event certain, possible or impossible?

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

  • Aimpossible
  • Bpossible
  • Ccertain

Q6:

What is the probability of an impossible event?

Q7:

What is the probability of a man living forever?

  • A0
  • Bbetween 0 and 1
  • C1

Q8:

State whether it is impossible, certain, or possible for it to rain gold.

  • Aimpossible
  • Bcertain
  • Cpossible

Q9:

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

  • Aimpossible
  • Bpossible
  • Ccertain

Q10:

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
  • Bimpossible
  • Cpossible

Q11:

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

  • Apossible
  • Bcertain
  • Cimpossible

Q12:

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

  • Apossible
  • Bimpossible
  • Ccertain

Q13:

Complete using certain, likely, or impossible: It is that a shark could swim to the moon and live happily.

  • Aimpossible
  • Bcertain
  • Clikely

Q14:

State whether the following is certain, possible, or impossible: A cube has six faces.

  • Acertain
  • Bpossible
  • Cimpossible

Q15:

A spinner is divided into 10 equal sectors numbered 1 through 10. If the spinner is spun, is it certain, likely, unlikely, or impossible that it lands on a number less than 4?

  • Acertain
  • Bunlikely
  • Cimpossible
  • Dlikely

Q16:

When this spinner is spun, which of the following describes the probability that the arrow lands on a sector that is NOT blue?

  • Aimpossible
  • Bcertain
  • Clikely
  • Dunlikely
  • Eequally likely that it happens or does not happen

Q17:

When this spinner is spun, which of the following describes the probability that the arrow lands on a sector that is NOT yellow?

  • Aimpossible
  • Bequally likely that it happens or does not happen
  • Cunlikely
  • Dcertain
  • Elikely

Q18:

When this spinner is spun, which of the following describes the probability that the arrow lands on a sector that is NOT yellow?

  • Aimpossible
  • Bequally likely that it happens or does not happen
  • Cunlikely
  • Dcertain
  • Elikely