See how your knowledge measures up with this quiz all about measurements.

Quiz

See how your knowledge measures up with this quiz all about measurements.

1. Which of these is a measurement of distance?

pint

Incorrect. A yard measures distance, an acre measures area, and a pint is used for measuring liquids.

yard

Correct! A yard measures distance, an acre measures area, and a pint is used for measuring liquids.

acre

Incorrect. A yard measures distance, an acre measures area, and a pint is used for measuring liquids.

2. Which of these would you most likely use to measure the volume of a glass of orange juice?

pounds

Incorrect. Both pounds and kilograms are used for measuring weight.

ounces

Correct! Both pounds and kilograms are used for measuring weight.

kilograms

Incorrect. Both pounds and kilograms are used for measuring weight.

3. Which of these would you use to measure the area of your backyard?

acres

Correct! A bushel is a unit of dry measure while a ton is a unit of weight.

bushels

Incorrect. A bushel is a unit of dry measure while a ton is a unit of weight.

tons

Incorrect. A bushel is a unit of dry measure while a ton is a unit of weight.

4. Which of these measurements is longest?

mile

Correct! A hectometer is 100 meters, a kilometer is 1,000 meters, and a mile is equal to 1.6 kilometers.

hectometer

Incorrect. A hectometer is 100 meters, a kilometer is 1,000 meters, and a mile is equal to 1.6 kilometers.

kilometer

Incorrect. A hectometer is 100 meters, a kilometer is 1,000 meters, and a mile is equal to 1.6 kilometers.

5. Which of these is not used for measuring distance?

a furlong

Incorrect. One rod equals 5 1/2 yards or 16 1/2 feet. One furlong equals 40 rods or 660 feet. A gill is used to measure liquids.

a rod

Incorrect. One rod equals 5 1/2 yards or 16 1/2 feet. One furlong equals 40 rods or 660 feet. A gill is used to measure liquids.

a gill

Correct! One rod equals 5 1/2 yards or 16 1/2 feet. One furlong equals 40 rods or 660 feet. A gill is used to measure liquids.

6. In the metric system, the prefixes "deci-", "centi-", and "milli-" all stem from this language

Greek

Incorrect. Units smaller than a meter have Latin prefixes while unites larger than a meter have Greek prefixes (such as "deka-", "hecto-", and "kilo-").

Latin

Correct! Units smaller than a meter have Latin prefixes while unites larger than a meter have Greek prefixes (such as "deka-", "hecto-", and "kilo-").

Hebrew

Incorrect. Units smaller than a meter have Latin prefixes while unites larger than a meter have Greek prefixes (such as "deka-", "hecto-", and "kilo-").

7. Which is largest?

centigram

Incorrect. A decigram is .10 grams and a centigram is .01 grams.

gram

Correct! A decigram is .10 grams and a centigram is .01 grams.

decigram

Incorrect. A decigram is .10 grams and a centigram is .01 grams.

8. Every country in the world, except for this many, use the metric system of measurement.

23

Incorrect. The United States, Myanmar, and Liberia are the only countries that do not use the metric system.

3

Correct! The United States, Myanmar, and Liberia are the only countries that do not use the metric system.

13

Incorrect. The United States, Myanmar, and Liberia are the only countries that do not use the metric system.

9. Amperes (AKA "amps") are used to measure what?

time

Incorrect. Amps measure electrical currents.

mass

Incorrect. Amps measure electrical currents.

electrical current

Correct! Amps measure electrical currents.

10. Kelvin is a unit for measuring what?

speed

Incorrect. Kelvin is a unit for measuring temperature.

density

Incorrect. Kelvin is a unit for measuring temperature.

temperature

Correct! Kelvin is a unit for measuring temperature.

Your Results:

1. Which of these is a measurement of distance? yard

2. Which of these would you most likely use to measure the volume of a glass of orange juice? ounces

3. Which of these would you use to measure the area of your backyard? acres

4. Which of these measurements is longest? mile

5. Which of these is not used for measuring distance? a gill

6. In the metric system, the prefixes "deci-", "centi-", and "milli-" all stem from this language Latin

7. Which is largest? gram

8. Every country in the world, except for this many, use the metric system of measurement. 3

9. Amperes (AKA "amps") are used to measure what? electrical current

10. Kelvin is a unit for measuring what? temperature