Weights and Measures Quiz 1

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1. What name is given to the science of measurement?

2. To the nearest pound, how many pounds are there in 5 kilograms?

3. What name was given to the measure equal to the distance of the elbow to the tips of the outstretched hand?

4. The kilogram is defined as the mass of a particular lump of metal kept in France. What type of metal is it?

5. How many cubic inches are there in a cubic foot?

6. In England in the 12th century how many barleycorns were there in one inch?

7. What was originally defined as the area of land which a pair of oxen could plough in one day?

8. Which is the odd one out: a rod, a pole, a perch, a chain?

9. How many pounds heavier than an American ton is a British Ton?

10. In the sixth century BC, which Asian country was the first nation to adopt a decimal system?  

ANSWERS

1. Metrology

2. 11

3. Cubit

4. Platinum

5. 1728

6. 3

7. Acre

8. Chain (all others are equal to one quarter of a chain)

9. 240

10. China

   

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