Quiz: Measuring Units (Part 1)

Units of measurement – we use them all the time, usually without even thinking about it. Though the USA and the UK are still using pre-metric units, the rest of us have, for the most part, moved on. This quiz will measure  your knowledge of measurement units, both metric and non-metric; it will plumb the depths of your memory, and weigh up the results! Feel free to share your results in the comments below. Have fun 🙂

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• Question of

What does a Metre measure?

• Length
• Volume
• Temperature
• Question of

Which of the following does a Degree measure?

• Angle
• Temperature
• Curvature
• All of the above
• Question of

• Speed
• Length
• Weight
• Question of

• Weight
• Energy
• Biomass
• Question of

• Length
• Time
• Force
• Question of

A Gill is a unit of…

• Electrical resistance
• Frequency
• Volume
• Question of

• Weight
• Frequency
• Power
• Question of

• Time
• Energy
• Distance
• Question of

What does a Hand measure?

• Height of a horse
• Speed
• Glove size
• Question of

A Curie is used to measure…

• White blood-cell count
• Pressure
• Question of

What is a Crore?

• A number
• A unit of length
• A measurement of time
• Question of

A Candela measures what?

• Luminous intensity
• Wax production in bees
• Temperature
• Question of

What does a Cord measure?

• Trouser size
• Depth of carpet pile
• Volume of firewood

22 points

Written by Norman Darlo

1. Two of them tripped me up Degree and crore.
Well done! Enjoyed.

• I thought you might remember crore from Nepal days. In the degree question you were, of course, not technically wrong! Well done and thanks for taking the quiz, Kathy 🙂

2. ugh 9/13 I took the second test first. It was easier. lol

• LOL I’ll be watching to see how you do on the third one 😉

• The first question in Part3 reminds me of your Whole Dam Place piece (or one of the related posts). Tell me if you know why!

• I tried, no one can comment on that quiz. Tell admins.

3. I got 12 out of 13! I have never heard of a Gill. What was the person’s full name and when was he working?

• Crore will get many – but you got gill! Thanks for playing, Andrew 🙂

• You’re welcome Norman! How long did it take for you to put this quiz together?

• Not very long. There was no deep research involved, just taking notes from a couple of Wikipedia articles 🙂

4. You got 11 out of 13 right!

Perfect. You rock!

5. You got 8 out of 13 right!

Great

6. I got 10/13 Nice quiz Norman!!!

• It’s a nice score, Hamza! Thanks for playing 🙂

7. 11/13. Excellent quiz once again. Gill and cord are new measuring units for me.

• The gill is outdated in some parts of the world, and the cord is very specific. But the crore, for example, you will recognise while many others won’t 🙂 Thanks for taking the quiz, Dawnwriter.

• Haha, yes, being a crorepati has been on my wishlist for quite a while now 🙂 🙂 🙂

• I’m guessing that means something like a millionaire 🙂 (Yes, of course: like in that film “Slumdog Crorepati” 😉 )

8. Only 5 right on this difficult one.

• Yeah I think it was tricky, alright – here’s hoping you do better on part 2 coming up 🙂

9. 9 right, that was fun. I really thought I’d do much worse than that. Looking forward to part 2 🙂

• I may have enough for 2 more parts. It’s amazing how many different units there are out there, when you include pre-decimal stuff like gills and gallons!

• Well gills, crore and cord were completely new to me. I’m interested to see what others I discover in your next ones

• You’ll be meeting crore (and lakh: 100,000 but written 1,00,000), while 100 lakh makes a crore, or ten million! Can you work out how many rupees are meant in this headline: “Rs 2.73 lakh crore equity wealth wiped out in a day.”? It must be 2.73 x 100,000 x 10,000,000. That’s a lot in anybody’s money! Luckily you won’t be dealing with such gigantic numbers 🙂

• You more than passed, Gina! Thanks for playing 🙂

10. I’ve never even heard of a gil or a crore, so 11/13

• Alcohol is sold by the gill here, and a crore is 10 million all over the Indian subcontinent. But you did well, Alex 🙂

• Okay, now I know. If I take the quiz again, I am confident in a perfect score…

• That’s still a pass, Marcelle! Thanks for playing 🙂

• You did well! I tried to make a mix of units that would be familiar and less so 🙂

11. Quiz: Measuring Units (Part 1)
You got 5 out of 13 right!
Could be better

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