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To convert any metric measurement preceded by the prefix "kilo"
to the base unit, you should multiply by ...
The purpose of a barometer is to measure ...
A. wind speed
C. electrical energy
D. atmospheric pressure
E. the mass of an object
Twenty-five square yards of carpeting is equivalent to how many square feet?
The abbreviation "GMT" is critically important in the measurement of time. For what does the "G" stand?
The Three R's
Rad, rem, and roentgen are all units used to measure what phenomenon?
One gallon of Kickapoo Joy Juice is about how many liters?
Fast Eddie said he was heading off on an extended trip for two score fortnights. How many days will he be gone?
What unit would be used to measure the sound produced by a jackhammer or a jet engine?
The speed of light is approximately equal to how many thousand miles per second?
British thermal unit
The Btu is a quantity of heat. For what does this abbreviation stand?
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
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?
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
Consider the metric system. One thousand is to kilo as one thousandth is to ...
Name the type of clock invented by the ancient Egyptians that was of absolutely no use at night?
The volume of a golf ball is approximately equal to 40 cubic ...
What unit of measure is equivalent to the explosive force of a million tons of TNT?
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
Normal conversation usually has a sound intensity of about how many decibels?
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?
Which is not a scalar quantity?
Which person did not have a unit of electrical measurement named after him?
B. Georg Ohm
C. Andre Ampere
D. Charles Coulomb
E. Michael Faraday
The "metric mile" is a race that covers a distance of how many meters?
Add the number of units in 2 dozen plus 3 score plus 1 gross.
Wave speed equals frequency divided by ...
What is the military time equivalent for 3 hours before midnight?
Very Large Distances
What is the common name for a distance of about six trillion miles?
What is the sum of the following numbers?
ounces in a cup
pints in a gallon
teaspoons in a tablespoon
Which of these has a standard page size of 38 by 58 centimeters?
D. movie tickets
E. paperback novels
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10. British thermal unit
21. 10,000 times
28. light year
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