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

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

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

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
 
The Three R's
Rad, rem, and roentgen are all units used to measure what phenomenon?
 
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
 
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
 
Noise
What unit would be used to measure the sound produced by a jackhammer or a jet engine?
 
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
 
Heat Measurement
The Btu is a quantity of heat. For what does this abbreviation stand?
 
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
 
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
 
A Long Time
How many decades are in one millennium?
 
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
 
Analogies
Consider the metric system. One thousand is to kilo as one thousandth is to ...
 
Clocks
Name the type of clock invented by the ancient Egyptians that was of absolutely no use at night?
 
Volume
The volume of a golf ball is approximately equal to 40 cubic ...
A. meters
B. decimeters
C. nanometers
D. millimeters
E. centimeters
 
Explosive Measurement
What unit of measure is equivalent to the explosive force of a million tons of TNT?
 
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
 
Spoken Sounds
Normal conversation usually has a sound intensity of about how many decibels?
A. 20
B. 60
C. 100
D. 140
E. 180
 
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?
 
Quantities
Which is not a scalar quantity?
A. time
B. mass
C. speed
D. force
E. length
 
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
 
Olympic Events
The "metric mile" is a race that covers a distance of how many meters?
 
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
 
Scientific Formulas
Wave speed equals frequency divided by ...
 
Military Measurement
What is the military time equivalent for 3 hours before midnight?
A. 0800
B. 2100
C. 0300
D. 2400
E. 1700
 
Very Large Distances
What is the common name for a distance of about six trillion miles?
 
Liquid Measures
What is the sum of the following numbers?
ounces in a cup
pints in a gallon
teaspoons in a tablespoon
 
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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