# Metric System Test: MCQ Quiz

19 Questions | Total Attempts: 93  Settings  Do you know about the metric system? Do you suppose you can get ahead of this quiz? Learning about the metric system can be tricky, but with the help of this quiz, you might measure up. The decimal measuring system is based on the meter, liter, capacity, and weight or mass. The system was first established by the French astronomer and mathematician, Gabrial Mouton. Taking this quiz will help you find out just how much you know about the metric system.

• 1.
Density is defined as
• A.

The amount of space an object takes up

• B.

How heavy an object is

• C.

Mass per unit of volume

• D.

How thick material is

• 2.
The formula for Density is
• A.

D=V/M

• B.

D=M/V

• C.

D=V x M

• D.

D=M+V

• 3.
The units for density are
• A.

G/cm3

• B.

G/cm2

• C.

Gml3

• D.

G3/cm2

• 4.
Which would have more mass. a kg of feathers or a kg of nails?
• A.

Feathers

• B.

Nails

• C.

They are the same mass

• 5.
The density of liquid water is
• A.

0 g/cm3

• B.

1 g/cm2

• C.

1 g/cm3

• D.

10 g/cm

• 6.
If a substance has a density of 0.7 g/cm3. what would it do in water?
• A.

Sink

• B.

Float on top

• C.

Stay right in the middle

• 7.
In the lab with the colored liquids:
• A.

The most dense liquid was at the bottom

• B.

The most dense liquid was at top

• C.

The most dense liquid was in the middle

• 8.
The mass of 75 ml of water would be
• A.

75 cm3

• B.

421,875 g

• C.

0.75g

• D.

75g

• 9.
Water is unusual because
• A.

It freezes when it gets cold

• B.

It expands and is less dense when it freezes

• C.

It contracts and is more dense when it freezes

• D.

It evaporates when you heat it

• 10.
An object has a mass of 25g and a volume of 12 cm3.  Its density is?
• A.

0.5 cm/g3

• B.

0.5 g/cm3

• C.

37 g/cm3

• D.

2.1 g/cm3

• 11.
An object has a mass of 10g and a volume of 50 cm3.  Its density is
• A.

0.2 g/cm3

• B.

5 g/cm3

• C.

500 g/cm3

• D.

500 cm3/g

• 12.
Gold has a density of 19.3 g/cm3.  What is the volume of 100 grams of gold?
• A.

193 g

• B.

193 cm3

• C.

5.2 g

• D.

5.2 cm3

• 13.
Gold has a density of 19.3 g/cm3.  If you have 5 cm3 of gold, what is the mass?
• A.

96.5 cm3

• B.

96.5 g

• C.

0.3 cm3

• D.

3.9 cm3

• 14.
The densest substance is
• A.

Water

• B.

Wood

• C.

Rock

• D.

Gold

• 15.
400 g of gold would have a volume of about
• A.

10 cm3

• B.

20 cm3

• C.

30 cm3

• D.

40 cm3

• 16.
On a density graph, objects that float in water will have lines.
• A.

Below the water

• B.

Above the water

• 17.
Warm air (hint: hot air balloons)
• A.

Sinks because it is more dense than cold air

• B.

Sinks because it is less dense than cold air

• C.

Rises because it is more dense than cold air

• D.

Rises because it is less dense than cold air

• 18.
Which has a greater volume, a kilogram of feathers, or a kilogram of nails?
• A.

They have the same volume

• B.

The feathers have greater volume

• C.

The nails have greater volume

• 19.
Which is denser, nails, or feathers?
• A.

Nails

• B.

Feathers

• C.

They have the smae density

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