The Galactic Gazette & The Completely Ga – Ga ! Spelling Quiz

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Astro Radar wanted to know, how the weather was going to be in the universe, and which way to go. He studied the Galactic Gazette – and headline news. He turned to page six which said it was going to be snowy – so he went to get his Moon Snow Shoes. The Galactic Gazette had all kinds of stories, about who was doing what on the Planet Zorg. The headline said that there had been a theft and that all the Astro Mice were utterly bereft. Astro Radar turned over another page, which said what had happened in yesterday’s space age. Astro Radar read each article carefully because he didn’t want to miss anything … and wanted to see what was happening around Saturn’s rings. The Galactic Gazette on page twenty – two, had a crossword, with astronomical clues. There was also a story about Astro Sputnik in the news.

ca422bd8.jpg 1. If Astro Radar read 6 of the 36 pages in the Galactic Gazette, what fraction is that ?

ca422bd8.jpg 2. What decimal was left to read ?

ca422bd8.jpg 3. If Astro Sputnik filled in 20 % of the 80 crossword clues, how many is that ?

ca422bd8.jpg 4. Work out the surface area of the Galactic Gazette, if it measured 75 cm long x 50 cm wide.

ca422bd8.jpg 5. Astro Radar spent 20 minutes reading the Galactic Gazette every morning at breakfast. How long is that in one week ? Give your answer in minutes and hours.

ca422bd8.jpg 6. The letterbox in Astro Radar’s Moon buggy was only 25 cm wide. If the Galactic Gazette was 75 cm, how many times did it have to be folded to fit through ?

ca422bd8.jpg 7. Because of the zero gravity, The Galactic Gazette floated off ! Only 2 of the 36 pages remained – the two that Astro Radar was reading. What percentage is that ?

ca422bd8.jpg 8. Astro Sputnik paid 4 Planet Zorgian pence for the Gazette, how much change did he receive from 20 pence ?

ca422bd8.jpg 9. Astro Sputnik used the universe stars to help him see better in the dark. If each star produced 4 volts of electricity, how much electricity was produced by 2, 000, 000 stars ?

ca422bd8.jpg 10. The Galactic Gazette said that Astro Sputnik was going to journey to the Moon soon. Take off was going to be on Tuesday 6th at 10.00 a.m. If it was Monday 5th at 8.00 p.m., how long did the spectators have to wait ?

ca422bd8.jpg 11. The Galactic Gazette was advertising Astro Space helmets, which usually cost $ 25.00 Zorgian dollars with a discount of 10% off. How much did the Astro Space helmet cost ?

ca422bd8.jpg 12. Astro Sputnik read in the Galactic Gazette that there was going to be a sports match between the Astro Mice and the Aliens. There were 15 goals scored in total, in a ratio of 1 : 2. How many goals did the Astro Mice and the Aliens each score ?

ca422bd8.jpg 13. The Galactic Gazette was advertising cheap cheese for the Astro Mice. If 50 grams cost 1.5 Zorgian dollars, how much did 1 kilogram cost ?

ca422bd8.jpg 14. Astro Sputnik was due to give a universal performance on Pluto. Tickets were selling fast. The Galactic Gazette reported that there were 500 places, but only 5 % left – how many is that ?

ca422bd8.jpg 15. The Galactic Gazette reported that Astro Radar won a meteorite throwing contest. He threw a meteorite three quarters of the way to Mars. If Mars was 3, 000, 000 km away, how far did Astro Radar throw the meteorite ?

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Circle the letters “G – A” inside these words.

gazelle

gazette

gang

against

galactic

gain

gadget

gabble

gable

guardsman

gag

gallery

gala

gait

gateau

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Add the letters G – A to complete the words.

__ __ le

nighten__ __ le

__ __ ll bladder

__ __ lley

__ __ llipot

__ __ llows

__ __ llant

__ __ mbol

__ __ mbit

__ __ me

__ __ mmon

__ __ nder

__ __ nglion

__ __ rage

__ __ ngrene

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Zonked Out On The Planet Zorg

Ray Radar’s gun zonked all the z ‘s whilst Ray radar was fast asleep. How many words can you think of that include the letter “Z” ?

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers :

1. 1 / 6 th

2. 5 / 6 = 0.83 r

3. 80 / 100 x 20 = 16

4. 75 x 50 = 3, 750 sq cm

5. 20 x 7 = 140 minutes = 2.3 r hours

6. 75 / 25 = 3

7. 2 / 36 = 5.5 %

8. 20 – 4 = 16

9. 2, 000, 000 x 4 = 8, 000, 000 volts

10. 14 hours

11. 25 – (25 / 100 x 10 = 2.5) = $22.5

12. Astro Mice : Aliens = 5 : 10

13. 1.5 (1000 / 50 = 20) = $30

14. 500 / 100 x 5 = 25

15. 3 000 000 / 4 x 3 = 2, 250, 000 km

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