# Science And Metric Basics: Quiz!

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Questions: 10 | Attempts: 63  Settings  Are you familiar with science and metric basics? The metric system is a straightforward method, and it comes from the notion that there is only one unit of measurement for each kind of quantity measured. The three most commonplace base units in the metric system include the meter, gram, and liter. The metric system is the universal method of measurement in science. If you want to learn more, this quiz can help.

• 1.

### Science is

• A.

A method of learning about the world

• B.

A knowledge base

• C.

A collaborative effort

• D.

All of these

D. All of these
Explanation
Science encompasses all of these aspects. It is a method of learning about the world as it involves systematic observation, experimentation, and analysis to gain knowledge. It is also a knowledge base as it accumulates information and theories about the natural world. Additionally, science is a collaborative effort as scientists often work together, share their findings, and build upon each other's work. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of these".

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• 2.

### Colds come from viruses. This statement is

• A.

A fact.

• B.

An inference.

• C.

Both a fact and an inference.

• D.

Neither a fact nor an inference.

A. A fact.
Explanation
The statement "Colds come from viruses" is a fact because it is a scientifically proven and widely accepted truth. Colds are caused by viral infections, specifically the rhinovirus, and this information is supported by extensive research and medical knowledge. It is not an inference, as it does not involve any logical reasoning or deduction. It is also not both a fact and an inference, as it does not contain any implied or indirect information. Finally, it is not neither a fact nor an inference, as it is indeed a fact.

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• 3.

### All data is factual.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The given answer is false because the statement "All data is factual" is not true. Data can be inaccurate, biased, or manipulated, which means it may not always represent the truth or be entirely factual. Therefore, the statement is incorrect.

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• 4.

### Data must be collected correctly to be factual.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
Collecting data correctly is essential for ensuring its factual accuracy. If data is not collected accurately, it may contain errors or biases that can lead to incorrect conclusions or decisions. Therefore, to maintain the integrity and reliability of data, it is crucial to collect it correctly by following appropriate methods and procedures.

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• 5.

### Which of the following is NOT a fact.

• A.

The average global temperature has risen over the last 100 years.

• B.

Bill Gates is the wealthiest man in the United States.

• C.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

• D.

All of these are facts.

C. An apple a day keeps the doctor away
Explanation
The given answer, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," is not a fact. While it is a common saying, it is not scientifically proven that eating an apple every day will prevent the need to see a doctor. This statement is more of a proverb or a saying rather than a factual statement.

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• 6.

### Which of the following metric units could be used for expressing the mass of an object?

• A.

Meters

• B.

Kilometers

• C.

Grams

• D.

Pounds

• E.

Liters

C. Grams
Explanation
Grams is a metric unit that is commonly used for expressing the mass of an object. Meters and kilometers are units used for measuring length or distance, not mass. Pounds is a unit of weight commonly used in the imperial system, not the metric system. Liters is a unit used for measuring volume, not mass. Therefore, grams is the correct answer for expressing the mass of an object.

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• 7.

### How many cm are there on a meter stick?

• A.

1

• B.

10

• C.

100

• D.

1000

C. 100
Explanation
A meter stick is a measuring tool that is one meter long. Since there are 100 centimeters in a meter, the correct answer is 100.

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• 8.

### Which unit would you use to describe the volume of a raindrop?

• A.

Grams

• B.

Milligrams

• C.

Liters

• D.

Milliliters

D. Milliliters
Explanation
Milliliters would be the appropriate unit to describe the volume of a raindrop. Volume is a measure of the amount of space occupied by an object, and raindrops are small in size. Milliliters are commonly used to measure small volumes and are more suitable for describing the volume of a raindrop compared to liters or larger units. Grams and milligrams are units of mass, not volume, so they are not appropriate for measuring the volume of a raindrop.

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• 9.

### What tool would you use to measure the volume of water in thimble?

• A.

Balance

• B.

Scale

• C.

• D.

Teaspoon

Explanation
A graduated cylinder is the most appropriate tool to measure the volume of water in a thimble. A balance is used to measure mass, not volume. A scale is also used to measure mass, not volume. A teaspoon is not a precise measuring tool for volume. A graduated cylinder, on the other hand, is specifically designed to accurately measure the volume of liquids.

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• 10.

### Place the masses in order from least to greatest. 35 g ;  0.35 kg ;  350 mg ;  0.35 cg

• A.

35 g ; 0.35 kg ; 350 mg ; 0.35 cg

• B.

0.35 cg; 350 mg; 35 g; 0.35 kg

• C.

350 mg ; 35 g ; 0.35 kg; 0.35 cg

• D.

350 mg ; 0.35 cg; 35 g ; 0.35 kg

B. 0.35 cg; 350 mg; 35 g; 0.35 kg
Explanation
The masses are given in different units: g (grams), kg (kilograms), mg (milligrams), and cg (centigrams). To arrange them from least to greatest, we need to convert all the masses to the same unit.

First, we convert 0.35 kg to grams by multiplying it by 1000: 0.35 kg = 0.35 * 1000 g = 350 g.

Next, we convert 350 mg to grams by dividing it by 1000: 350 mg = 350 / 1000 g = 0.35 g.

Finally, we convert 0.35 cg to grams by dividing it by 100: 0.35 cg = 0.35 / 100 g = 0.0035 g.

So, the masses in order from least to greatest are: 0.35 cg, 350 mg, 35 g, 0.35 kg.

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