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Free Sample Houston Vanguard (HISD Gifted) Practice Questions

Wondering what kinds of questions your child will be asked on the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Vanguard Gifted and Talented Assessments? Here are six sample Vanguard HISD practice questions.

IMPORTANT: While the Vanguard HISD test sample questions shown on this page are representative of what your child will be seeing, they aren’t taken directly from the actual test being administered this year.

Vanguard HISD Test Sample Question #1 – 3rd Grade Math

Monica earns $4 an hour for babysitting. If she babysits for 7 hours, how much will she earn?

A. $11
B. $24
C. $28
D. $32

Vanguard HISD Test Sample Question #2 – 4th Grade Math

Which of the following numbers is prime?

A. 9
B. 33
C. 51
D. 71

Vanguard HISD Test Sample Question #3 – 5th Grade Math

What is the volume of the solid figure below, which consists of unit cubes?

A. 3 unit cubes
B. 8 unit cubes
C. 9 unit cubes
D. 14 unit cubes

Vanguard HISD Test Sample Question #4 – 3rd Grade ELA

Which detail from the story best shows that Johnnie Green was just learning to milk cows?

A. “Farmer Green milked eight cows while that lazu boy was puttering with you,” the little red cow said to Muley Cow.
B. For a few minutes his father stood beside him and told him a few things that he needed to know.
C. Though it stung sharply, all Johnnie Green said was, “So, boss! So, boss!”
D. It seemed to her that Johnnie Green never would finish milking her.

Vanguard HISD Test Sample Question #5 – 4th Grade ELA

Which of these statements would belong in the story if it was told from a first-person point of view?

A. After giving them their share, the old man proposed a challenge to his three sons.
B. “Thank you father,” the first son replied, “I promise to make you proud.”
C. I gathered my three sons and explained that I would be dividing my riches among them.
D. The old man said, “I have a diamond to give to the one who pleases me with noble actions.”

Vanguard HISD Test Sample Question #6 – 5th Grade ELA

Read the following line from a poem.

How dreary to be somebody!

What does the underlined word most likely mean?

A. lively
B. boring
C. simple
D. colorful

(Answers: C, D, B, B, C, B)

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