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Capacity means how much something can hold, like the sand held in this bucket.

# Year 1 Measurements - Capacity

## Measuring and Capacity - Enjoyable Quiz for Children 5 to 7

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 5 and 6 in year 1. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with comparing, describing and solving practical problems relating to capacity.

Year 1 children will be given practical problems to solve on capacity. Capacity is the amount which can be held by a container. Often this term is used when we are talking about liquids, but it can apply to many other things too. Early understanding of capacity usually focuses on using language such as full, empty, half full, quarter full, more and less.

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Question 1
This glass is ____ .
empty
half full
full
broken
The liquid only half fills the glass
Question 2
This jug has about the same capacity as ___ .
a bath
an egg cup
a swimming pool
You could pour a bottle of lemonade into the jug - they are about the same
Question 3
Which basket has the smallest capacity?
They all have the same capacity
The one in the middle
The one on the left
The one on the right
The one on the right is the smallest and will have the smallest capacity
Question 4
This box is ___ .
blue
half full
full
empty
There is nothing at all inside the box, so it is empty
Question 5
A truck has a smaller capacity than ______ .
a lake
a tea cup
a shampoo bottle
a plastic bag
A lake has a much bigger capacity than the truck
Question 6
Capacity is all about ___ .
playing with liquid
how much a container can hold
drinking juice
plastic bottles
It's all about how much something can hold!
Question 7
All these containers can hold the same amount of liquid even though they are different ___ .
shapes and sizes
colours
materials
liquids
Even though it might look impossible, they all hold the same amount of liquid!
Question 8
Which of these statements is true?
The container on the left has a smaller capacity
The container on the left holds more than the container on the right
The container on the right has a larger capacity
The container on the right holds more than the container on the left.
The box is much bigger and so holds more
Question 9
These bottles have the same ___ .
plastic
liquid
owner
capacity
They are the same size and shape and hold the same amount of liquid
Question 10
This basket is ___ of apples.
empty
full
washed
lost
There are a lot of apples in this basket!