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Measures 2 (Difficult)

This tricky 11-plus Maths quiz on measures will test your ability to work with imperial and metric units, and see whether or not you can convert between the two. In the previous quizzes we have looked at several units, from acres and hectares to inches and centimetres. In this quiz we will introduce some more!

You might well be fairly confident when dealing with common imperial units, like miles or yards, but how well do you know your ounces, leagues, quarts, hundredweights, and tons? Play this quiz and find out for yourself.

As always, take your time and make sure you read each question thoroughly before choosing your answer. And don’t forget the helpful comments that follow each question – they can help to explain things and make sure you understand.

Are we ready? Then let’s begin.

1.
1 tonne = 1,000 kg. What weight is equal to 1,016 kg?
1 metric ton
1 hundredweight
1 ton
1 stone
A metric ton (tonne) is very close in weight to an imperial ton (ton). 1 ton = 2,240 pounds, or 1,016 kg
2.
Jane walked 3 and a quarter miles to school. If 1 mile = 1.61 km, how many metres did jane walk?
3,250 m
3,750 m
4,250 m
5,232.5 m
To convert miles to km just multiply by 1.61: 3.25 x 1.61 = 5.2325
Next convert into metres by multiplyig by 100
3.
The moon is 384,400 km away from us. If 1.61 km = 1 mile, how many miles away is the moon?
618,240 miles
438,924 miles
350,726 miles
238,509 miles
To convert km to miles just divide by 1.61: 384,400 ÷ 1.61 = 238,509
4.
There are 16 ounces in 1 pound. If 1 kg = 2.2 pounds, how many grams are in 24 ounces?
680 grams
68 grams
6,800 grams
6.8 grams
First convert ounces to pounds: 24 ÷ 16 = 1.5
Next convert pounds to kg by dividing by 2.2: 1.5 ÷ 2.2 = 0.68
Finally, convrt kg to g by multiplying by 1,000
5.
What is the name of the imperial unit equal to 112 pounds? Its symbol is Cwt.
A ton
An ounce
A stone
A hundredweight
A hundredweight = 8 stone, and 1 stone = 14 pounds
6.
A gallon = 8 pints, but how many pints are in a quart?
2
4
6
12
A quart is a quarter of a gallon, so equal to 2 pints
7.
The maximum load a lorry can carry is 25 tonnes. If 1 ton = 0.984 tonnes, how many tons can the lorry carry, rounded to the nearest?
25 tons
24 tons
26 tons
23 tons
1 tonne = 0.984 tons, so to convert tonnes to tons, simply divideby 0.984: 25 ÷ 0.984 = 25.4, which we round down to 25
8.
How many ounces are there in 1 pound?
16
12
24
8
There are 16 ounces in a pound. 1 ounce = 28.345 grams
9.
A league is equal to which of the following?
Half a mile
10 kilometres
3 miles
100 metres
A league is the distance a man can walk comfortably in 1 hour. It's equal to 3 miles
10.
How many fluid ounces are there in 1 pint?
16
20
12
24
There are 16 ounces in a pound but - confusingly - there are 20 fluid ounces in 1 pint. Nobody said imperial measures were easy!
Author:  Frank Evans

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