Sep 12, 2022

Quiz: PISA Financial Literacy Sample Test Questions

How will you fare on this set of Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) Financial Literacy quiz questions? 

The PISA tests, administered globally by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), measures 15 year-old students' knowledge in mathematics, science and reading. The tests are administered every three years and the country-by-country results were released last week. How does the U.S. stack up in these subject areas? The results are here with summaries on page 6-8

In addition, the PISA added an optional Financial Literacy test. The results for this test won't be available until later. In the meantime, Brian Page pointed me to a list of PISA Financial Literacy items and I cut and pasted 19 of these sample questions into this Google doc [If someone is handy with Google Forms and converts this doc, I will be happy to share in this post!]

Thanks to DIanne Hodge for creating this Google Form that will automatically score this exam. Awesome! 

Here's a sample question: 

In case you were wondering....

  • More powerful motorbike: Increases cost
  • Painted bike new color: Has no effect on cost
  • Two accidents: Increases cost


If you like quizzes like this, be sure to check out NGPF's Quiz Games Library which include Kahoots, Quizlets and Quizizz for all of your content areas!

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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