# Quiz: Measuring Units (Part 3 – the Weird Ones)

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 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 ?

This is Part 3 of a multi-part quiz. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.

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## What is an acre-foot?

• A measurement of area
• A measurement of volume
• A measurement of length
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## What does an are measure?

• Area
• Biodiversity
• Existence
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• Salinity
• Sanity
• Substance
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## What does an erg measure?

• Desertification
• Power
• Servitude
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## A Newton is a unit measuring what?

• Force
• Submission
• Religiosity
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## A peck is a measure of…

• Density of bird life
• Proportion of birdwatchers in the general population
• Volume of fresh fruit
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## R-value

• Thermal resistance
• Number of generations between ancestors and descendents
• Absoluteness of a vacuum
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## A minim is a measuring unit of what?

• Musical pitch
• Legibility of handwriting
• Liquid volume
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## What does a joule measure?

• Purity of gemstones
• Quality of a wristwatch
• Energy
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## A firkin – what does that measure?

• The worth of a potential spouse (in ancient times)
• A volume of beer
• The number of frogs per acre of marshland
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## What is a rood a measure of?

• Politeness
• Number of doors per furlong in a building
• An area of land measuring 10 chains by one rod
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## What’s a Pascal?

• A measure of the potential annual variance in the dates of Easter
• A measurement of the completeness of removal of all chametz (yeast) from Jewish households in the lead up to Pesach (Passover)
• A measure of internal stress and pressure
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## What is a lakh?

• A measurement of the probablility of life anywhere in the universe
• A number written 1,00,000; one hundredth of a crore
• A measurement of running out of new ideas for a quiz

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