# System Of Measurement Quiz: Metric System

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This is a system of measurement quiz about the metric system. Units can be described in many forms, and this is why there is a metric system. Have you been having a difficult time trying to understand the metric system? If so, then the quiz below is exactly what you need to help you study for the metric system test that is coming up. Give it a shot and be sure to countercheck with your notes. All the best!

• 1.

### What is the unit of measure for mass?

• A.

Pounds

• B.

Liters

• C.

Grams

• D.

Meters

C. Grams
Explanation
The unit of measure for mass is grams. Grams is a metric unit commonly used to measure the mass of objects. It is a smaller unit compared to pounds, which is a unit of weight commonly used in the imperial system. Liters and meters are units of measure for volume and length respectively, not mass. Therefore, the correct answer is grams.

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• 2.

### Convert the following measurement: 1000 cm = _______ m

• A.

1

• B.

10

• C.

100

• D.

.001

B. 10
Explanation
To convert centimeters to meters, we divide the given value by 100 since there are 100 centimeters in 1 meter. Therefore, 1000 cm divided by 100 equals 10 meters.

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• 3.

### What is the most appropriate measurement of the amount of liquid in Starpoint's pool?

• A.

ML

• B.

KL

• C.

CL

• D.

Cg

B. KL
Explanation
The most appropriate measurement of the amount of liquid in Starpoint's pool would be kL, which stands for kiloliters. Kiloliters is a unit of measurement commonly used for large volumes of liquid, such as in swimming pools. It is equal to 1,000 liters, making it a suitable choice for measuring the amount of liquid in a pool.

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• 4.

### Which would have more density, a piece of wood with a mass of 250 grams or a piece of the SAME TYPE of wood with a mass of 1500 grams?

• A.

250 grams

• B.

1500 grams

• C.

Both are the same

• D.

Cannot tell from the information

B. 1500 grams
Explanation
Density is calculated by dividing mass by volume (D = M/V). In this case, you're comparing two pieces of the same type of wood, so their density would be the same if their volumes are the same.
Given that the type of wood is the same, and we have two pieces with different masses:
Piece 1: Mass = 250 grams
Piece 2: Mass = 1500 grams
For the same type of wood, if Piece 2 has a greater mass (1500 grams), it implies that it contains more wood material than Piece 1 (250 grams). Therefore, Piece 2 would have more density because it has more mass per unit of volume, assuming their volumes are similar.

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• 5.

### How many mL are there in 1 L?

• A.

1

• B.

100

• C.

1000

• D.

.001

C. 1000
Explanation
There are 1000 milliliters (mL) in 1 liter (L). This is a standard conversion in the metric system, where the prefix "milli-" represents one thousandth and the prefix "kilo-" represents one thousand. Therefore, when converting from liters to milliliters, we multiply the number of liters by 1000.

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• 6.

### Volume can be expressed in what unit of measure?

• A.

Grams

• B.

Meters

• C.

Centimeters

• D.

Centimeters cubed

D. Centimeters cubed
Explanation
Volume is a measure of the amount of space occupied by an object or substance. It is typically measured in three dimensions: length, width, and height. The unit of measure for volume can vary depending on the object or substance being measured. In this case, the correct answer is centimeters cubed. This unit is used to measure the volume of a three-dimensional object or substance in cubic centimeters, which is equal to the volume of a cube with sides measuring one centimeter each.

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• 7.

### A wall measures 3 meters long, 4 meter wide, and 2 meters high.  What is the area of the wall?

• A.

24 meters squared

• B.

12 meters squared

• C.

9 meters squared

• D.

Cannot tell from this information

B. 12 meters squared
Explanation
The area of a wall can be calculated by multiplying its length by its width. In this case, the wall measures 3 meters long and 4 meters wide, so the area of the wall is 3 x 4 = 12 meters squared.

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• 8.

### What tool is used to find mass?

• A.

Scale

• B.

Meter Stick

• C.

• D.

Balance

D. Balance
Explanation
A balance is used to find mass. It is a tool that measures the gravitational force exerted on an object. By comparing the force exerted on an unknown object with the force exerted on a known object, the mass of the unknown object can be determined. This is done by placing the unknown object on one side of the balance and adding known masses to the other side until the balance is in equilibrium. The mass of the unknown object is then equal to the sum of the known masses.

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• 9.

### To find the volume of an oddly shaped object, what scientific principle is used?

• A.

Measuring length, times width, times height

• B.

Finding the mass

• C.

Using displacement

• D.

Guessing

C. Using displacement
Explanation
Using displacement is the scientific principle used to find the volume of an oddly shaped object. Displacement involves measuring the amount of fluid (usually water) that is displaced when the object is submerged in it. By measuring the volume of the displaced fluid, the volume of the object can be determined. This method is particularly useful for objects that cannot be easily measured using traditional length, width, and height measurements.

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• 10.

### The metric system is based on what number?

• A.

10

• B.

100

• C.

1

• D.

247

A. 10
Explanation
The metric system is based on the number 10. This means that the system uses powers of 10 to represent different units of measurement. For example, there are 10 millimeters in a centimeter, 100 centimeters in a meter, and 1,000 meters in a kilometer. This system allows for easy conversion between different units by simply moving the decimal point.

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• 11.

### Why do ice cubes float in a glass of water?

• A.

The ice weighs less than the water.

• B.

The ice weighs the same as the water.

• C.

The ice is less dense than the water.

• D.

The water is less dense than the ice

C. The ice is less dense than the water.
Explanation
Ice cubes float in a glass of water because they are less dense than the water. Density is defined as the mass of an object divided by its volume. When water freezes and turns into ice, its molecules arrange themselves in a way that creates a lattice structure with empty spaces. This causes the ice to take up more space, or volume, than the same amount of water. Since the mass of the ice remains the same as the water, but its volume increases, the density of the ice becomes less than that of the water. This difference in density causes the ice cubes to float.

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• 12.

### What is NOT a unit of measure for distance?

• A.

Dkm

• B.

Cm

• C.

Mg

• D.

Mm

C. Mg
Explanation
The unit "mg" is not a unit of measure for distance. It is actually a unit of measure for mass. Distance is typically measured in units such as kilometers (km), centimeters (cm), and millimeters (mm).

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• 13.

### In order to calculate the density of an object, a scientist must find:

• A.

Volume and area

• B.

Volume and mass

• C.

Mass and distance

• D.

Mass and area

B. Volume and mass
Explanation
To calculate the density of an object, a scientist needs to know its volume and mass. Density is defined as the mass of an object divided by its volume. By knowing the volume and mass, the scientist can determine how much mass is packed into a given volume, which gives them the density of the object.

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• 14.

### A dip in the water level inside of a graduated cylinder is called a:

• A.

Air bubble

• B.

• C.

Meniscus

• D.

Volume

C. Meniscus
Explanation
A dip in the water level inside of a graduated cylinder is called a meniscus. The meniscus is the curved surface of the liquid caused by the adhesive forces between the liquid and the container. In a graduated cylinder, the meniscus is typically concave, meaning it dips down in the middle. This is because the water molecules are attracted to the glass, causing the water level to curve. It is important to read the measurement at the bottom of the meniscus to get an accurate volume reading.

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• 15.

### Which of the following statements are an observation?

• A.

Mr. Scully's tests are hard because everyone fails.

• B.

Starpoint Middle school says the pledge to the flag everyday.

• C.

The Mona Lisa is the best painting ever created.

• D.

The Buffalo Bills are the best football team in the NFL.

B. Starpoint Middle school says the pledge to the flag everyday.
Explanation
The statement "Starpoint Middle school says the pledge to the flag everyday" is an observation because it describes a factual occurrence or behavior that can be objectively verified. It does not express an opinion or make a subjective judgment like the other statements.

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• 16.

### When first entering a science room, what should you do with the equipment that is found on your table?

• A.

Whatever you want.

• B.

Carefully move the materials in front of you for better work conditions.

• C.

Do not touch it until you are told to do so.

• D.

Read the directions and immediately get to work.

C. Do not touch it until you are told to do so.
Explanation
When first entering a science room, it is important to not touch the equipment on your table until you are instructed to do so. This is because the equipment may be fragile, dangerous, or set up in a specific way for a planned experiment. Touching or moving the equipment without proper guidance can lead to accidents, damage, or interference with the planned activities. Therefore, it is best to wait for instructions before interacting with the equipment.

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• 17.

### 'Geese fly south for the winter because they do not like the cold.'  This statement is an example of:

• A.

An observation

• B.

An Inference

• C.

A scientific Method

• D.

A hypothesis.

B. An Inference
Explanation
The given statement "Geese fly south for the winter because they do not like the cold" is an example of an inference. An inference is a conclusion or interpretation that is based on evidence or reasoning. In this case, the statement is not a direct observation but rather a conclusion drawn from the observation that geese fly south during the winter. It is an inference because it assumes that the reason for their migration is their dislike for the cold weather.

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• 18.

### You think that putting the new 'Radial X2000' tires on your Mustang will make it accelerate faster.  Your hypothesis for this experiment would look like which of the following statements?

• A.

I think that putting Radial X2000 tires on my car will make it accelerate faster.

• B.

If I put Radial X2000 tires on my car it has to go faster than it did.

• C.

If I put Radial X2000 tires on my car, then it will go faster because they have better traction.

• D.

If I put new tires on my car then it will go faster than it did before.

C. If I put Radial X2000 tires on my car, then it will go faster because they have better traction.
Explanation
The correct answer is "If I put Radial X2000 tires on my car, then it will go faster because they have better traction." This statement presents a clear cause-and-effect relationship between putting the specific tires on the car and the expected outcome of increased acceleration. It also provides a logical reason for this expectation, stating that the tires have better traction, which is essential for accelerating faster.

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• 19.

### The last step in the Scientific Method says that you need to repeat the process over and over again.  Why would you do this?

• A.

Because as a scientist, you like doing experiments.

• B.

To test your results and conclude that you will get the same results everytime.

• C.

You really don't have to do the experiment over again, but its a good idea.

• D.

To test a new variable.

B. To test your results and conclude that you will get the same results everytime.
Explanation
Scientists repeat the process over and over again to test their results and ensure that they are consistent and reliable. By conducting multiple experiments and obtaining the same results each time, scientists can have more confidence in the accuracy of their findings. This repetition helps to eliminate any potential errors or biases in the initial experiment, and allows scientists to validate their conclusions through consistent replication.

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• 20.

### Identify the qualitative observation.

• A.

The pizza tastes bad because it was left in the oven too long.

• B.

The pizza is expensive.

• C.

This pizza is the best in Niagara county.

• D.

The pizza has cheese and pepperoni on top.

D. The pizza has cheese and pepperoni on top.
Explanation
The statement "The pizza has cheese and pepperoni on top" is a qualitative observation because it describes the physical characteristics of the pizza. It does not involve any measurements or numerical values, but rather provides a subjective description of the toppings on the pizza.

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