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

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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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  • Question of

    What is an acre-foot?

    • A measurement of area
    • A measurement of volume
    • A measurement of length
  • Question of

    What does an are measure?

    • Area
    • Biodiversity
    • Existence
  • Question of

    A mole is a measure of…

    • Salinity
    • Sanity
    • Substance
  • Question of

    What does an erg measure?

    • Desertification
    • Power
    • Servitude
  • Question of

    A Newton is a unit measuring what?

    • Force
    • Submission
    • Religiosity
  • Question of

    A peck is a measure of…

    • Density of bird life
    • Proportion of birdwatchers in the general population
    • Volume of fresh fruit
  • Question of


    • Thermal resistance
    • Number of generations between ancestors and descendents
    • Absoluteness of a vacuum
  • Question of

    A minim is a measuring unit of what?

    • Musical pitch
    • Legibility of handwriting
    • Liquid volume
  • Question of

    What does a joule measure?

    • Purity of gemstones
    • Quality of a wristwatch
    • Energy
  • Question of

    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
  • Question of

    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
  • Question of

    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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