# Sample quiz on basic terms in introductory algebra Main home here.

1. Another name for a variable is $\cdots$?
a monomial
a binomial
a trinomial
an unknown
2. A number that is on its own, without a variable attached to it, is called $\cdots$?
a loner
a constant
an unknown
an integer
3. In the expression $2x-3y+4z$, the coefficient of the variable $y$ is $\cdots$?
$3y$
$-3y$
$-3$
$-y$
4. How many terms are in the expression $2a+3b-4c+5d$?
$4$
$5$
$6$
$3$
5. An algebraic expression consisting of only two terms is called $\cdots$?
a monomial
a binomial
a trinomial
6. The general name for an algebraic expression consisting of one or more terms is $\cdots$?
monomials
binomials
trinomials
polynomials
7. In the expression $4x-\frac{2}{5}y-6z+7$, the constant term is $\cdots$?
$4$
$7$
$-6$
$-\frac{2}{5}$
8. What is the coefficient of $x$ in the expression $y+3z-4t$?
$-4$
$3$
$y$
$0$
9. What is the coefficient of $x$ in the expression $4z-3y-x$?
$1$
$4$
$-1$
$-3$
10. Is there any difference between an expression and an equation?
No, they mean the same thing
Yes, an equation involves an equals sign, unlike an expression
Yes, an expression involves a plus sign, unlike an equation
Yes, an expression usually contains more terms than an equation.