KS1 Maths Quiz - Year 2 Measurements - Units (Questions)

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Maths and Numeracy for children aged 6 and 7 in year 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with choosing and using appropriate standard units to estimate and measure.

Children in Year 1 are exposed to and expected to use the appropriate standard units of measurement for height (cm/m), weight (g/kg), temperature (oC) and capacity (ml/l). This quiz will help them to become familiar with the appropriate units to use for each measurement.

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1. What units could we use to measure his height?
[ ] Kilometres and metres
[ ] Litres and millilitres
[ ] Kilograms and grams
[ ] Metres and centimetres
2. Which unit would we use to measure the amount of water in the bath?
[ ] Litres
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Grams
[ ] Kilometres
3. Which unit would we use to measure one of the tomatoes' weight?
[ ] Kilograms
[ ] Grams
[ ] Millimetres
[ ] Litres
4. Which unit would we use to measure the height of a tall building?
[ ] Kilograms
[ ] Millimetres
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Metres
5. Which unit would we use to measure the weight of the cow?
[ ] Kilograms
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Litres
[ ] Metres
6. Which unit would we use to measure the temperature on the island?
[ ] Litres
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] oC
[ ] Grams
7. Which unit would we use to measure how much juice is in the glass?
[ ] Litres
[ ] Millilitres
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Grams
8. Which unit would we use to measure the length of the caterpillar?
[ ] Metres
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Litres
[ ] Grams
9. Which unit would we use to measure how much water the boy will put in the pool?
[ ] Litres
[ ] Grams
[ ] Metres
[ ] Millilitres
10. Which unit would we use to measure the length of the book?
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Metres
[ ] Millilitres
[ ] Grams
KS1 Maths Quiz - Year 2 Measurements - Units (Answers)
1. What units could we use to measure his height?
[ ] Kilometres and metres
[ ] Litres and millilitres
[ ] Kilograms and grams
[x] Metres and centimetres
He might be just over a metre tall so we'd need to use centimetres too
2. Which unit would we use to measure the amount of water in the bath?
[x] Litres
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Grams
[ ] Kilometres
Litres are useful for larger amounts of liquid
3. Which unit would we use to measure one of the tomatoes' weight?
[ ] Kilograms
[x] Grams
[ ] Millimetres
[ ] Litres
Kilograms wouldn't be any use as the tomato wouldn't be heavy enough
4. Which unit would we use to measure the height of a tall building?
[ ] Kilograms
[ ] Millimetres
[ ] Centimetres
[x] Metres
Some tall buildings can be hundreds of metres tall!
5. Which unit would we use to measure the weight of the cow?
[x] Kilograms
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Litres
[ ] Metres
A cow weighs more than 500kg!
6. Which unit would we use to measure the temperature on the island?
[ ] Litres
[ ] Centimetres
[x] oC
[ ] Grams
Temperatures are measured in degrees
7. Which unit would we use to measure how much juice is in the glass?
[ ] Litres
[x] Millilitres
[ ] Centimetres
[ ] Grams
The juice is less than a litre so we would use millilitres
8. Which unit would we use to measure the length of the caterpillar?
[ ] Metres
[x] Centimetres
[ ] Litres
[ ] Grams
This caterpillar is about 7 or 8 centimetres long
9. Which unit would we use to measure how much water the boy will put in the pool?
[x] Litres
[ ] Grams
[ ] Metres
[ ] Millilitres
There will be about 100 litres in the pool
10. Which unit would we use to measure the length of the book?
[x] Centimetres
[ ] Metres
[ ] Millilitres
[ ] Grams
The book is about 40cm long