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There are two basic systems of measurement one is customary and another is the metric system. In the United States, the customary system of measurement is followed, whereas the metric system or SI was first adopted in France. This quiz is designed to test students knowledge of measurement, Standard and Metric. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A centimetre is what decimal of a meter?

    • A.

      One tenth 

    • B.

      One hundredth

    • C.

      One thousandth

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. One hundredth
    Explanation
    A centimetre is a unit of length in the metric system. It is equal to one hundredth of a meter. Therefore, the correct answer is "one hundredth".

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  • 2. 

    Two grams equals how many kilograms?

    • A.

      2000 kg

    • B.

      .002 kg

    • C.

      2.000 kg

    • D.

      0.002 kg

    Correct Answer
    B. .002 kg
    Explanation
    Two grams is equal to 0.002 kilograms. To convert grams to kilograms, you divide the number of grams by 1000. In this case, 2 grams divided by 1000 equals 0.002 kilograms.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is NOT a unit of measurement?

    • A.

      Temperature

    • B.

      Length and area

    • C.

      Mass

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The question asks for a unit of measurement that is NOT included in the given options. The options include temperature, length and area, and mass, all of which are commonly used units of measurement. Therefore, "none of the above" is the correct answer as it indicates that all the options provided are indeed units of measurement.

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  • 4. 

    Temperature is one unit of measurement. Which tool is used to measure temperature?

    • A.

      Scale

    • B.

      Thermometer

    • C.

      Pound

    • D.

      Hammer

    Correct Answer
    B. Thermometer
    Explanation
    A thermometer is used to measure temperature. It is a tool that consists of a narrow glass tube with a bulb at one end. The bulb contains a liquid, usually mercury or alcohol, which expands or contracts based on the temperature. As the liquid expands or contracts, it moves up or down the tube, indicating the temperature. Thermometers are commonly used in various settings, including weather forecasting, medical applications, and household use.

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  • 5. 

    This tool can be used to measure length and area. Check all that apply.

    • A.

      Meterstick

    • B.

       ruler

    • C.

      Thermometer

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Meterstick
    B.  ruler
    Explanation
    A meterstick and a ruler are both tools that can be used to measure length and area. A meterstick is a long, slender measuring tool typically one meter in length, while a ruler is a shorter measuring tool usually around 30 centimeters long. Both of these tools have markings that allow for accurate measurements of length and can also be used to measure the dimensions of a two-dimensional shape, which determines its area. Therefore, the correct answer is meterstick and ruler.

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  • 6. 

    True or False? There are two systems of measurement used in the U.S. - the English system and the metric system.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because there are indeed two systems of measurement used in the U.S. The English system, which is also known as the customary system, includes units such as inches, feet, pounds, and gallons. On the other hand, the metric system, which is the international standard, uses units such as meters, kilograms, and liters. Both systems are used in different contexts and industries within the U.S.

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  • 7. 

    What is the metric system based on?

    • A.

      Temperature

    • B.

      Pounds

    • C.

       meter and kilogram

    • D.

      Kilogram

    Correct Answer
    C.  meter and kilogram
    Explanation
    The metric system is based on the units of meter and kilogram. The meter is used to measure length or distance, while the kilogram is used to measure mass or weight. These two units form the foundation of the metric system and are used to derive other units of measurement such as centimeters, grams, and liters.

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  • 8. 

    A ______________ measures the weight of a pumpkin

    • A.

      Pound

    • B.

      Scale

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Scale
    Explanation
    A scale is a device used to measure the weight of an object, including a pumpkin. It typically has a flat surface where the object is placed and a display that shows the weight in pounds or other units. Therefore, a scale is the correct answer for measuring the weight of a pumpkin.

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  • 9. 

    Water freezes at 0 degrees Celsius and boils at 100 degrees Celsius. Which system is used to report this measurement?

    • A.

      Metric Units

    • B.

      English Units

    Correct Answer
    A. Metric Units
    Explanation
    The metric system is used to report measurements such as temperature. In this system, water freezes at 0 degrees Celsius and boils at 100 degrees Celsius. Therefore, the correct answer is Metric Units.

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  • 10. 

    What customary system units would you use to measure the speed of a moving object?

    • A.

      Kilometers

    • B.

      Meters

    • C.

      Miles

    • D.

      Centimetres

    Correct Answer
    C. Miles
    Explanation
    The customary system units that would be used to measure the speed of a moving object are miles. Miles are commonly used in the United States and some other countries to measure distances and speeds.

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