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**Measurement**(Click on the question number for the answer.) 1. 1000 **Metric Conversion**

To convert any metric measurement preceded by the prefix "kilo"- to the base unit, you should multiply by ...

2. D **Scientific Instruments**

The purpose of a barometer is to measure ...

A. wind speed

B. radioactivity

C. electrical energy

D. atmospheric pressure

E. the mass of an object

3. 225 **Carpet Calculations**

Twenty-five square yards of carpeting is equivalent to how many square feet?

4. D **Time**

The abbreviation "GMT" is critically important in the measurement of time. For what does the "G" stand?

A. Geneva

B. Greece

C. Glasgow

D. Greenwich

E. Guadalajara

5. radiation **The Three R's**

Rad, rem, and roentgen are all units used to measure what phenomenon?

6. C **Strong Liters**

One gallon of Kickapoo Joy Juice is about how many liters?

A. 1.08

B. 2.68

C. 3.78

D. 4.38

E. 5.28

7. E **Road Trip!**

Fast Eddie said he was heading off on an extended trip for two score fortnights. How many days will he be gone?

A. 400

B. 440

C. 480

D. 520

E. 560

8. decibel **Noise**

What unit would be used to measure the sound produced by a jackhammer or a jet engine?

9. A **Speed Limits**

The speed of light is approximately equal to how many thousand miles per second?

A. 186

B. 540

C. 935

D. 89

E. 56

10. British thermal unit **Heat Measurement**

The Btu is a quantity of heat. For what does this abbreviation stand?

11. D **Metric Measures**

Which is slightly less than three kilometers in length?

A. the Grand Canyon

B. the Boston Marathon

C. the U.S.S. Enterprise

D. the Golden Gate Bridge

E. the Empire State Building

12. D **Hot Weather**

The hottest weather anywhere on Earth is approximately ...

A. 38 degrees C

B. 187 degrees F

C. 118 degrees C

D. 58 degrees C

E. 209 degrees F

13. 100 **A Long Time**

How many decades are in one millennium?

14. E **Weighty Math**

Subtract 3 pounds 12 ounces from 8 pounds 10 ounces.

A. 4 pounds 2 ounces

B. 5 pounds 2 ounces

C. 4 pounds 8 ounces

D. 5 pounds 12 ounces

E. 4 pounds 14 ounces

15. milli **Analogies**

Consider the metric system. One thousand is to kilo as one thousandth is to ...

16. sundial **Clocks**

Name the type of clock invented by the ancient Egyptians that was of absolutely no use at night?

17. E **Volume**

The volume of a golf ball is approximately equal to 40 cubic ...

A. meters

B. decimeters

C. nanometers

D. millimeters

E. centimeters

18. megaton **Explosive Measurement**

What unit of measure is equivalent to the explosive force of a million tons of TNT?

19. B **Magnitudes**

10 to the 5th power seconds is closest to the amount of time ...

A. in a full-length movie

B. for the Earth to rotate once

C. in an average human lifetime

D. for sunlight to reach the Earth

E. since humans first appeared on Earth

20. B **Spoken Sounds**

Normal conversation usually has a sound intensity of about how many decibels?

A. 20

B. 60

C. 100

D. 140

E. 180

21. 10,000 times **Seismic Activity**

The Richter scale is a logarithmic scale from 0 to 9, such that each integer indicates an earthquake ten times more powerful than the previous one. How much stronger is an 8.0 earthquake than one measuring 4.0?

22. D **Quantities**

Which is not a scalar quantity?

A. time

B. mass

C. speed

D. force

E. length

23. A **Electrical Eponyms**

Which person did not have a unit of electrical measurement named after him?

A. Voltaire

B. Georg Ohm

C. Andre Ampere

D. Charles Coulomb

E. Michael Faraday

24. 1500 **Olympic Events**

The "metric mile" is a race that covers a distance of how many meters?

25. C **Multifarious Measurements**

Add the number of units in 2 dozen plus 3 score plus 1 gross.

A. 144

B. 182

C. 228

D. 248

E. 264

26. wavelength **Scientific Formulas**

Wave speed equals frequency divided by ...

27. B **Military Measurement**

What is the military time equivalent for 3 hours before midnight?

A. 0800

B. 2100

C. 0300

D. 2400

E. 1700

28. light year **Very Large Distances**

What is the common name for a distance of about six trillion miles?

29. 19 **Liquid Measures**

What is the sum of the following numbers?

ounces in a cup

pints in a gallon

teaspoons in a tablespoon

30. C **Metric Paper**

Which of these has a standard page size of 38 by 58 centimeters?

A. almanacs

B. wallpaper

C. newspapers

D. movie tickets

E. paperback novels

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**Answers to Measurement quiz**- 1. 1000
- 2. D
- 3. 225
- 4. D
- 5. radiation
- 6. C
- 7. E
- 8. decibel
- 9. A
- 10. British thermal unit
- 11. D
- 12. D
- 13. 100
- 14. E
- 15. milli
- 16. sundial
- 17. E
- 18. megaton
- 19. B
- 20. B
- 21. 10,000 times
- 22. D
- 23. A
- 24. 1500
- 25. C
- 26. wavelength
- 27. B
- 28. light year
- 29. 19
- 30. C
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